Doré, Gustave

France, (1832-1883)

  • Gustave Doré - Les Compagnons d'Ulyssé
  • Les Compagnons d’Ulysse

  • (The Companions of Ulysses)
  • illustration from:
    Fables de La Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine. Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette (1868)

  • Gustave Doré - VII Le Sanglier
  • VII Le Sanglier

  • (VII THE BOAR )
  • illustration from:
    Nouveaux Contes de Fées Pour les Petits Enfants (New Fairy Tales for Small Children) by Comtesse de Ségur. Paris, L. Hachette (1857)

  • Gustave Doré - Lady Dulcinea del Tobasco
  • Lady Dulcinea del Tobasco

  • illustration from:
    Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes and translated by John Ormsby, (1885)

  • Gustave Doré - Of the shrewd and droll conversation...
  • Of the shrewd and droll conversation that passed between Sancho Panza and his wife Teresa Panza

  • illustration from:
    Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes and translated by John Ormsby, (1885)

  • Gustave Doré - He promises to make Sancho the governor of some conquered island
  • He promises to make Sancho the governor of some conquered island.

  • illustration from:
    Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes and translated by John Ormsby, (1885)

About the Artist:

Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré, France (1832-1883) was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator and sculptor. He began his career working as a caricaturist for the French paper Le Journal Pour Rire.

Doré subsequently won commissions to depict scenes from books by Rabelais, Balzac, Milton and Dante. Later in his career her illustrated Lord Byron, Edgar Allan Poe, Coleridge and Tennyson. Doré’s work also appeared in the weekly newspaper The Illustrated London News.

His illustrations for a French edition of Cervantes’s Don Quixote, and his depictions of the knight and his squire, Sancho Panza, became so famous that they influenced subsequent readers, artists, and stage and film directors’ ideas of the physical “look” of the two characters.

Doré was mainly celebrated for his paintings in his day. His paintings remain world renowned, but his woodcuts and engravings are where he really excelled as an artist with an individual vision. [DES-10/14]

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