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Le Pierrot

Le Fifre

Illustrated by Adolphe Léon Willette (French, 1857–1926), Illustrated by Jean Louis Forain (French, 1852–1931)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 40.5 x 30 x 2.7 cm (15 15/16 x 11 13/16 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Two illustrated journals with photomechanical relief prints

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: 1888-1889) Folio; 98 ff. [Pierrot]; 30 ff. [Fifre]; contemporary half gilt-stamped green morocco (faded to brown on spine), gilt-stamped red morocco spine labels, marbled paper boards.

Satirical illustrations.

Paris: 1888-1889


Probably acquired from C. Gaillandre, Paris [page of catalogue loosely inserted], 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