La femme à Paris. Nos contemporaines--notes successives sur les parisiennes de ce temps dans leurs divers milieux, états et conditions.

Illustrated by Pierre Vidal (French, 1849–1913), Cover designed by Léon Rudnicki (active late 19th century), Etched by Ferdinand Massé (French, 19th century), Author Octave Uzanne (1852–1931), Publisher Librairies-Imprimeries Réunies (French, active late 19th century), Printer Albert Quantin (French, active late 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, French Illustrated Book, 331


Overall: 28.8 x 20.5 x 4.8 cm (11 5/16 x 8 1/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous photomechanical relief prints (some hand-colored) and 20 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Librairies-Imprimeries Réunies (Ancienne Maison Quantin), 1894) Quarto; [2 ff.] vi, 328 pp. [1 f.], plus 20 plates and 2 ff. advertisement; contemporary half gilt-stamped blue morocco, marbled paper boards (Momanee Binder Cambridge; original publisher’s pictorial wrappers bound in).

Illustrations of the life of Parisian women.

Paris: Librairies-Imprimeries Réunies (Ancienne Maison Quantin), 1894


William Sturgis Bigelow (1850-1926; bookplate, inscription "W.S. Bigelow 56 Beacon St."), by whom bequeathed to MFA, accessioned November 9, 1983.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection