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Physiologie de la femme

Illustrated by Paul Gavarni (Hippolyte Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier) (French, 1804–1866), Engraved by J. Birouste (French, 19th century), Engraved by T. Etienne Debraine (French, 19th century), Engraved by Louis [family] (French, 19th century), Engraved by Pierre Verdeil (French, born in 1812), Author Etienne de Neufville (French, 19th century), Publisher Jules Laisné (French, 19th century), Publisher Aubert [Firm] (French, 19th century), Publisher Lavigne (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brivois, p. 330


Overall: 14.3 x 9.4 x 1 cm (5 5/8 x 3 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Jules Laisné; Aubert; Lavigne, 1842) 32mo; 127 pp.; original publisher’s illustrated wrappers, rebound in half gilt-stamped green cloth, marbled paper boards.

Caricature illustrations related to women.

Paris: Jules Laisné; Aubert; Lavigne, 1842


Philip Hofer,Cambridge, MA (1898-1984), by whom given to MFA May 8, 1941.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.