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Histoire de Napoléon

Illustrated by Auguste Marie Raffet (French, 1804–1860), Engraved by Antoine Alphée Piaud (French, active 1837–1866), Engraved by César Auguste Hébert (French, active 1839–1851), Engraved by Prosper Adolphe Léon Cherrier (French, born in 1806), Engraved by Adrien (Jacques Adrien) Lavieille (French, 1818–1862), Author Jacques Marquet de Norvins baron de Montbreton (French, 1769–1854), Publisher Furne et Cie. (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Vicaire, pp. 309-11; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 202


Overall: 26 x 17.8 x 5.2 cm (10 1/4 x 7 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one steel engraving, 80 large and numerous smaller wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Furne et Cie., 1839) Quarto; [2 ff.] viii, 648 pp., plus plates; contemporary gilt-stamped half brown morocco, marbled paper boards.

Illustrations of life of Napoleon.

Paris: Furne et Cie., 1839


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