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Paris marié. Philosophie de la vie conjugale

Illustrated by Paul Gavarni (Hippolyte Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier) (French, 1804–1866), Engraved by J. Bara (French, born about 1812), Engraved by A. Baulant (French, 19th century), Engraved by Alphonse Gérard (French, 19th century), Engraved by Adrien (Jacques Adrien) Lavieille (French, 1818–1862), Author Honoré de Balzac (French, 1799–1850), Publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel [P.-J. Stahl] (French, 1814–1886)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brivois, pp. 31-32


Overall: 19.6 x 13.8 x 1.8 cm (7 11/16 x 5 7/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: J. Hetzel, 1846) Octavo; [2 ff.] 84 pp. [2 ff.], plus 20 plates; nineteenth- century half gilt-stamped red morocco, marbled paper boards.

Humorous portraits and scenes of domestic life.

Paris: J. Hetzel, 1846


Librairie Dorbon aîné, Paris; 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