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Physiologie du Robert-Macaire

Illustrated by Honoré Daumier (French, 1808–1879), Engraved by J. Birouste (French, 19th century), Engraved by A. Fity (French, 19th century), Engraved by Pierre Verdeil (French, born in 1812), Author Pierre-Joseph Rousseau (French, 1797–1849), Publisher Jules Laisné (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brivois, p. 330; Bouvy, Daumier, 570-93


Overall: 14 x 9 x 1.3 cm (5 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Jules Laisné, 1842) 32mo; 106 pp. [1 f.], plus 10 ff. catalogue; original publisher’s illustrated wrappers, bound in half gilt-stamped brown morocco, marbled paper wrappers.

Caricature illustrations of an everyman figure popularized by Daumier.

Paris: Jules Laisné, 1842


W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 8, 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen