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Physiologie de la femme la plus malheureuse du monde

Illustrated by Henri Valentin (French, 1820–1855), Engraved by Predhomme (French, 19th century), Engraved by Alphonse Antoine Rose (French, 19th century), Author Edouard Lemoine (French, died in 1868), Publisher Aubert [Firm] (French, 19th century), Publisher Lavigne (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Vicaire VI, 601; Brivois, p. 328


Overall: 14 x 9.4 x 1 cm (5 1/2 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: Aubert et Cie.; Lavigne [1841]) 32mo; 127 pp.; original publisher’s illustrated wrappers (cream-colored phase box).

Caricature vignettes of the “unhappiest woman in the world.”

Paris: Aubert et Cie.; Lavigne [1841]


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

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.