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Gustave Dore

999 Discovered works of art  •  ID: #2172
Romantic   •   Gustave Dore @ Wikipedia

Founder of the comic book, most important illustrator of art history - the critics of the 21st century are full of praise for the work of the great French artist. That was not always so. Born in Strasbourg in 1832, Doré quickly made a career. His great talent was evident in childhood, when he illustrated as nine-year-old Dante Alighieris Divine Comedy. Four years later, he moved with his family to Paris and had at just fifteen years his first employment as a draftsman at the Journal pour rire. In the same year, 1847, also his first own work, a creative representation of the adventures of Hercules, was published by the then leading publisher Aubert.

His international breakthrough came in 1853, when he was asked to present a reprint of the English Bible. The illustrations contributed by Doré caused quite a stir and from now on shaped the style of many young artists of his time. The success of the Bible illustration provided follow-up orders from England and brought Doré great commercial success. Despite his picture-book career, the artist repeatedly dealt with the social conflict issues of his time. In one of his most famous works, London: A Pilgrimage, Doré portrays the British capital, with a focus on working-class motifs. A monstrosity, measured by the standards of his time, for the Doré had to accept harsh criticism, especially in his homeland. However, his success as an artist and pioneer of the modern picture book has only spurred on.

Doré died in Paris in 1883 as a result of a heart attack, and his pioneering illustrations continue to shape collective consciousness. © Meisterdrucke

The 'Night-mare Life-in-Death' p...
1876 | wood engraving

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The 'Night-mare Life-in-Death' p...
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Illustration from Edgar Allan Po...
1882 | engraving

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Illustration from Edgar Allan Po...
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'The Wolf and the Lamb', illustr...
1868 | colour lithograph

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'The Wolf and the Lamb', illustr...
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Death-fires dancing around the b...
1876 | engraving

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Death-fires dancing around the b...
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La Marseillaise
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La Marseillaise
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Les Saltimbanques, 1874
1874 | Oil on canvas

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Les Saltimbanques, 1874
1874 | Oil on canvas

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Ship in stormy sea, scene from '...
1876 | wood engraving

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Ship in stormy sea, scene from '...
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The Enchanter Merlin, from 'Orla...
1888 | engraving

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The Enchanter Merlin, from 'Orla...
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Illustration from 'The Divine Co...
0 | engraving

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Illustration from 'The Divine Co...
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Camelot, illustration from 'Idyl...
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Camelot, illustration from 'Idyl...
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The Fall of the Rebel Angels, fr...
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Moses before the Pharaoh (charco...
0 | charcoal and pen and ink wash on paper

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Moses before the Pharaoh (charco...
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Brewers at Rest, from 'London, a...
1872 | engraving

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Brewers at Rest, from 'London, a...
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The Vision of the Valley of Dry ...
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The Vision of the Valley of Dry ...
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Minos, King of Crete, illustrati...
0 | engraving

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Minos, King of Crete, illustrati...
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Little Red Riding Hood and the W...
1862 | etching

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Little Red Riding Hood and the W...
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The Massacre of the Innocents, c...
0 | pen and ink with wash heightened with white on paper

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The City Rat and the Country Rat...
1868 | engraving

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The City Rat and the Country Rat...
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Pantagruel's meal, from 'Pantagr...
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Pantagruel's meal, from 'Pantagr...
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The Body of Elaine on its way to...
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Inhabitants of the island of Enn...
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The Vision of the Sixth Heaven, ...
0 | digitally enhanced image

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The appearance of the albatross ...
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A Voyage to the Moon, from 'The ...
0 | engraving

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Ruggiero rescuing Angelica, illu...
1888 | engraving

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Ruggiero rescuing Angelica, illu...
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