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Prison fin de siècle--souvenirs de Pélagie

Illustrated by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French (born in Switzerland), 1859–1923), Engraved by Charles Gillot (French, 1853–1903), Author Ernest Gegout (French, 19th century), Author Charles Malato (French, born in 1857), Publisher Georges Charpentier (French, 1846–1905), Publisher Eugène Fasquelle (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 18.8 x 12.8 x 2.5 cm (7 3/8 x 5 1/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous photomechanical relief prints (wrappers in color)

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: G. Charpentier et E. Fasquelle, 1891) Octavo; [4 ff.] 352 pp.; original publisher’s pictorial wrappers (cream-colored phase box).

Literary illustrations centered on prison life.

Paris: G. Charpentier et E. Fasquelle, 1891


William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent