|A Beautiful 1880s Wood Engraving after the painting of Gustave Doré. Paul Gustave Dore (1832-1883), famous French illustrator, engraver, painter, and sculptor. He is best known for his highly imaginative and dramatic illustrations. At first he did his own engraving on wood, but as his success grew, his later work was done in collaboration with numerous engravers. His lively illustrations for some 120 books, including Paradise Lost, the Divine Comedy (1861), Don Quixote (1862), the Bible (1866), Balzac's Droll Tales, the works of Rabelais, the Fables of La Fontaine, and other classics, are still admired. He particularly excelled in weird, fantastic scenes. Less popular today are his works in painting and sculpture. This quality engraving originates from an 1870 art publication with a collection of plates, giving some idea of the variety as well as the power of Doré's genius.
PUBLISHED DATE: 1880s LONDON, PARIS, NEW YORK
PUBLISHER: CASSELL PETTER & GALPIN
ARTIST: GUSTAVE DORE
OVERALL SIZE: approx 10 1/4 INCHES x 14 1/4 INCHES
CONDITION: Excellent condition. The image is clean, clear and sharp with beautiful depth and detail. Blank on Reverse side. On heavy stock. Includes the Descriptive Tissue.This beautiful rare item would look great matted and framed. An art supply store can provide you with a selection of frames for old art treasures.