Gustave Doré


Born
in Strasbourg, France
January 06, 1832

Died
January 23, 1883


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 rather naïve but highly spirited love of the grotesque and represents a commercialization of the Romantic taste for the bizarre. Drawings of London done in 1869-71 were more sober studies of the poorer quarters of the city and captured the attention of van Gogh. In the 1870s he also took up painting (doing some large and ambitions religious works) ...more

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The Doré Illustrations for ...

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4.29 avg rating — 3,794 ratings — published 1976 — 10 editions
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The Doré Bible Illustrations

4.53 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 1934 — 11 editions
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Doré's Illustrations for Do...

4.54 avg rating — 171 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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The Doré Gallery: His 120 G...

4.45 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1978 — 5 editions
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Doré's London: All 180 Illu...

4.36 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 1970 — 14 editions
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Doré's Illustrations for "I...

4.64 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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Doré's Illustrations of the...

4.38 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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Doré's Angels

4.49 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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Doré's Illustrations for Ar...

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4.51 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1980 — 5 editions
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Doré's Dragons, Demons and ...

4.35 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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