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Le Rosier de Madame Husson

Illustrated by Jules-Auguste Habert-Dys (French, born in 1850), Illustrated by Jules Després (French, 19th century), Etched by Eugène Abot (French, 1836–1894), Author Guy de Maupassant (French, 1850–1893), Publisher Albert Quantin (French, active late 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 23.9 x 17.7 x 1.5 cm (9 7/16 x 6 15/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with two etchings and numerous photomechanical color relief prints

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Maison Quantin, 1888) Octavo; [2 ff.] 38 pp. [1 f.], plus frontispiece; contemporary half gilt-stamped gray cloth, marbled paper boards (original publisher’s pictorial wrappers bound in).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Maison Quantin, 1888


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