La peau de chagrin. Etudes sociales.

Illustrated by Henri Baron (French, 1816–1885), Illustrated by Paul Gavarni (Hippolyte Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier) (French, 1804–1866), Illustrated by Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet (called Horace Vernet) (French, 1789–1863), Illustrated by Ange-Louis Janet (called Janet-Lange) (French, 1815–1872), Engraved by Prosper-Aimé-Marie Brunellière (French, born in 1803), Engraved by Félicie (Monsaldy) Fournier (French, 1797–1879), Engraved by Gabriel Xavier Montaut d'Oléron (French, 1798–after 1852), Author Honoré de Balzac (French, 1799–1850), Publisher H. Delloye (French, mid-19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, French Illustrated Book, 225


Overall: 26.8 x 17.8 x 3.3 cm (10 9/16 x 7 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous etching and engravings, wood-engraved initials

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: H. Delloye, Victor Lecou, 1838) Octavo; [2 ff.] 402 pp. [1 f.]; modern gilt-stamped half brown morocco, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: H. Delloye, Victor Lecou, 1838


Acquired in 1910 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