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Tangoville sur mer: Every Body is Doing It Now!

SEM (French, 1863–1934)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


45.08 x 31.11 cm (17 3/4 x 12 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with color-stencilled photomechanical relief prints

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Succès, 1913) Folio; unpaged, 24 ff. plus 3 ff. advertisements; original publisher’s pictorial embossed wrappers (cream-colored phase box).

Humorous illustrations of dancing couples.

Paris: Succès, 1913


The subjects are identified in pencil in the artist's hand. Upper cover inscribed in ink: "A Monsieur Whitney Warren pour souvenir SEM" / in pencil: "1912" and blind stamp: "Lloyd & Whitney / Warren / New York".


Lloyd & Whitney Warren, New York (blindstamp, plus pen and black ink inscription on upper wrapper: "A Monsieur / Whitney Warren / Mon souvenir / Sem" [perhaps identifiable with the architect Whitney Warren, 1864-1943]); Dr. and Mrs. R. G. Monroe, by whom given to MFA, September 25, 1991.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. R. G. Monroe