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Les Cythères parisiennes--Historique anecdotique des bals de Paris

Illustrated by Félicien Rops (Belgian, 1833–1898), Illustrated by Emile Théodore Thérond (French, born in 1821), Author Alfred Delvau (French, 1825–1867), Publisher Edouard Dentu (French, 19th century), Printer Auguste Delâtre (French, 1822–1907)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Beraldi, v. 11, p. 253


Overall: 18.3 x 12 x 2.5 cm (7 3/16 x 4 3/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 25 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: E Dentu, 1864) Octavo; [2 ff.] 281 pp.; contemporary hal gilt-stamped black morocco, marbled paper boards.

Frontispiece depicting “Parisiennes”; chapter headpieces also portray Parisian types.

Paris: E. Dentu, 1864


Acquired in 1902 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