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La Vie des boulevards Madeleine-Bastille

Illustrated by Pierre Vidal (French, 1849–1913), Author Georges Montorgueil (French, 1857–1933), Publisher Librairies-Imprimeries Réunies (French, active late 19th century), Printer Albert Quantin (French, active late 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 28.7 x 20.5 x 4.5 cm (11 5/16 x 8 1/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 200 photomechanical relief prints, colored by stencil, and color lithograph wrappers

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Librairies-Imprimeries Réunies, 1896) Quarto; [2 ff.] xi, 258 pp. [2 ff.]; contemporary half gilt-stamped blue morocco, marbled paper boards (original publisher’s pictorial wrappers bound in).

Illustrations of Parisian life.

Paris: Librairies-Imprimeries Réunies, 1896


William Sturgis Bigelow (1850-1926), by whom bequeathed to MFA, accessioned November 9, 1983.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection