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L'Ombrelle--le gant--le manchon

Illustrated by Paul Avril (French, 1849–1928), Author Octave Uzanne (1852–1931), Publisher Albert Quantin (French, active late 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Carteret, Livres illustrés modernes, IV, 384; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 288


Overall: 27 x 18.2 x 2.9 cm (10 5/8 x 7 3/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous photomechanical decorations and vignettes

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: A. Quantin, 1883) Quarto; [2 ff.] iv, 138 pp. [1 f.]; contemporary gilt-stamped red morocco (L. Pouillet; original publisher’s illustrated silk, and printed paper wrappers bound in).

Illustrations of fashion through the ages, featuring the development and use of umbrellas, parasols, gloves, and muffs.

Paris: A Quantin, 1883


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