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Physiologie du tailleur

Illustrated by Paul Gavarni (Hippolyte Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier) (French, 1804–1866), Engraved by Halley-Hiback (French, 19th century), Author Louis Huart (French, 1813–1865), Publisher Aubert [Firm] (French, 19th century), Engraved by Lavigne (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Vicaire VI, 617; Brivois, p. 330.


Overall: 14.1 x 9 x 1 cm (5 9/16 x 3 9/16 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; 121 pp. [3 ff.]; original publisher’s illustrated wrappers (cream-colored phase box).

Caricature illustrations relating to tailors.

Paris: Aubert et Cie.; Lavigne [1841]


Indecipherable pen and ink ownership inscription on upper cover; Philip Hofer,Cambridge, MA (1898-1984), by whom given to MFA May 8, 1941.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.