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Dore Spot Illustrations: A Treasury from His Masterworks
700 copyright-free prints by great 19th-century illustrator includes ready-to-reproduce cuts and engravings from Don Quixote, scenes from Baron de Munchausen and Fables of La Fontaine, witty caricatures from Rabelais and Balzac's Droll Stories.
Paperback, 123 pages
Published November 1st 1987 by Dover Publications
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The spot illustrations are frequently much simpler than the drawings Doré had done for literature. If you are looking for a book to study this style of drawing from, I think it would be a fine book to work attempting to copy, starting with the simplest drawings and moving on to the most complex. I found it a less interesting collection than other collections of his based on a theme, such as for Rabelais or Don Quijote.
The most popular and successful French book illustrator of the mid 19th century. Doré became very widely known for his illustrations to such books as Dante's Inferno (1861), Don Quixote (1862), and the Bible (1866), and he helped to give European currency to the illustrated book of large . He was so prolific that at one time he employed more than forty blockcutters. His work is characterized by a ...moreMore about Gustave Doré...