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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 x 9.1 x 0.8 cm (5 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 5/16 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 (cream-colored phase box).

Caricature illustrations of a “poet.”

Paris: Jules Laisné; Aubert et Ce; 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