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La vie rustique

Illustrated by Léon-Augustin Lhermitte (French, 1844–1925), Engraved by Clemént Bellenger (French, 1851–1898), Author André Theuriet (French, 1833–1907), Publisher H. Launette (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, French Illustrated Book, 291; Carteret, Livres illustrés modernes, IV, 378


Overall: 28.4 x 20 x 3.4 cm (11 3/16 x 7 7/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 116 wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: H. Launette et Cie. [Librairie Artistique], 1888) Quarto; [3 ff.] viii, 236 pp., plus plates; original publisher’s pictorial wrappers (cream-colored phase box).

Illustrations of rural life.

Paris: H. Launette et Cie. [Librairie Artistique], 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