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Illustrated by Honoré Daumier (French, 1808–1879), Illustrated by Paul Gavarni (Hippolyte Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier) (French, 1804–1866), Illustrated by Benjamin Roubaud (French, 1811–1847), Illustrated by J. J. Grandville (Isidore-Adolphe Gèrard) (French, 1803–1847), Illustrated by Frédéric Bouchot (French, active 1827–1860), Illustrated by Edmé Jean Pigal (French, 1798–1872), Illustrated by Jules-Joseph Bourdet (French, 1799–1869), Illustrated by Charles Joseph Traviès de Villers (Swiss, active in France, 1804–1859), Illustrated by Edouard Wattier (French, 1793–1871), Author Maurice Alhoy (French, 1802–1856), Author Louis Huart (French, 1813–1865), Author Charles Philipon (French, 1802–1862), Publisher Aubert [Firm] (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Carteret III, 426-27; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 164


Overall (each vol.): 28.2 x 22.5 x 2.5 cm (11 1/8 x 8 7/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 98 lithographs and numerous wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Chez Aubert, 1839) Quarto, two vols.; unpaged [each vol.: 104 ff., plus 2 ff. advertisement]; original publisher’s pink (v. 1) and blue (v. 2) wrappers bound in contemporary half gilt-stamped red morocco, marbled paper boards.

Caricature portraits of domestic life.

Paris: Chez Aubert, 1839


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