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Les Français peints par eux-mêmes. Encyclopédie morale du dix-neuvième siècle.

Paris: L. Curmer, 1840-1842


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

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

Le Prisme. Encyclopédie morale du dix-neuvième siècle.


Place of Publication

Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Carteret III, 245-50; Brivois, pp. 157-60; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 227; Bouvy, Daumier, 365-406.

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with over 400 full-page wood engravings, with some 1500 wood-engraved vignettes


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books