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Griset's Grotesques; or, Jokes Drawn on Wood

Illustrated by Ernest Henry Griset (English, born in France, 1844–1907), Engraved by Dalziel Brothers (English, active 1839–93), Author Tom Hood (English, 1835–1874), Publisher Roberts Brothers (American, active 1863–1898), Printer Camden Press (English, 1857–1905)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Overall: 26.5 x 20.5 x 2.2 cm (10 7/16 x 8 1/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 100 wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1867) 26.5 cm; [3 ff.] 151 pp. [1 f.], plus plate; original publisher’s blind- and gilt-stamped, color-printed green cloth.

Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1867


Inscribed in graphite on front flyleaf "L. Josey Parker"; acquired in 1911 from Maggs Bros., London, by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent