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Physiologie du musicien

Illustrated by Honoré Daumier (French, 1808–1879), Illustrated by Paul Gavarni (Hippolyte Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier) (French, 1804–1866), Illustrated by Ange-Louis Janet (called Janet-Lange) (French, 1815–1872), Illustrated by Henri Valentin (French, 1820–1855), Engraved by Predhomme (French, 19th century), Engraved by Alphonse Antoine Rose (French, 19th century), Author Albert Cler (French, born in 1804?), Publisher Aubert [Firm] (French, 19th century), Publisher Lavigne (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Vicaire VI, 608; Brivois, p. 329; Bouvy, Daumier, 448-58.


Overall: 14 x 9.3 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; 126 pp. [1 f.]; original pictorial publisher’s wrappers (cream-colored phase box).

Caricature illustrations about musicians.

Paris: Aubert et Cie.; Lavigny [1841]


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

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.