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Physiologie de la grisette

Illustrated by Paul Gavarni (Hippolyte Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier) (French, 1804–1866), Illustrated by Honoré Daumier (French, 1808–1879), Engraved by Alphonse Antoine Rose (French, 19th century), Engraved by Alphonse Jean-Baptiste Vien (French, born in 1814), Author Louis Huart (French, 1813–1865), Publisher Aubert [Firm] (French, 19th century), Publisher Lavigne (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brivois, p. 328; Bouvy, Daumier, 445


Overall: 14 x 9.1 x 1.3 cm (5 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 1/2 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; 115 pp. [1 f.], plus 5 ff. catalogue; original publisher’s illustrated wrappers, rebound in half gilt-stamped black morocco, marbled paper boards.

Caricature illustrations of a “grisette.”

Paris: Aubert et Cie; Lavigne [1841]


W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 8, 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen