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La Barbe-Bleue et la belle au bois dormant

Illustrated by Édouard de Beaumont (French, 1821–1888), Author Charles Perrault (French, 1628–1703), Publisher Boussod, Valladon et Cie. (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall (with portfolio): 40.8 x 30.7 x 3 cm (16 1/16 x 12 1/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 41 photogravures, most printed in color

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1888) Folio, unbound; 42 ff.; original publisher’s half pink silk, printed tan paper board portfolio (cream-colored phase box).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1888


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