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Physiologie du poëte

Illustrated by Honoré Daumier (French, 1808–1879), Engraved by J. Birouste (French, 19th century), Engraved by Pierre Verdeil (French, born in 1812), Author Edmond Auguste Texier (French, 1816–1887), Publisher Jules Laisné (French, 19th century), Publisher Aubert [Firm] (French, 19th century), Publisher Lavigne (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Vicaire VI, 611; Brivois, p. 329; Bouvy, Daumier, 459-501


Overall: 14.3 x 9.3 x 1.1 cm (5 5/8 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 et Ce; Lavigne, 1841) 32mo; 124 pp. [2 ff.]; original publisher’s illustrated paper wrappers, rebound in half gilt-stamped green cloth, marbled paper boards.

Caricature illustrations of a “poet.”


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

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.