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Physiologie des amoureux

Illustrated by Paul Gavarni (Hippolyte Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier) (French, 1804–1866), Engraved by J. Birouste (French, 19th century), Engraved by Halley-Hiback (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), Engraved by Lavigne (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brivois, p. 328


Overall: 14.2 x 9.4 x 1.1 cm (5 9/16 x 3 11/16 x 7/16 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, 1841) 32mo; 128 pp.; original publisher’s illustrated wrappers, rebound in half gilt-stamped green cloth, marbled paper boards.

Caricature illustrations of lovers.

Paris: Jules Laisné; Aubert; Lavigne, 1841


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

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.