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Physiologie du bourgeois

Illustrated by Henry Monnier (French, 1799–1877), Engraved by Predhomme (French, 19th century), Engraved by Alphonse Antoine Rose (French, 19th century), Publisher Aubert [Firm] (French, 19th century), Publisher Lavigne (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brivois, p. 329.


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: Aubert et Cie.; Lavigne [1841]) 32mo; 124 pp. [2 ff.]; original publisher’s illustrated wrappers, rebound in half gilt-stamped green cloth, marbled paper boards.

Caricature illustrations of bourgeois gentlemen.

Paris: Aubert et Cie.; Lavigne [1841]


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

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.