Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré | First Editions

1832 - 1882

Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré (6 January 1832 – 23 January 1883) was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator,  and sculptor, working primarily with wood engravingHe was born in Strasbourg on 6 January 1832.

At the age of twelve, Doré began carving in cement. Three short years later, he began his career working as a caricaturist for the French paper 
Le Journal pour rire, and subsequently went on to win commissions to depict scenes from books by RabelaisBalzacMilton and Dante. This was to be the start of a hugely successful career, in which Doré would illustrate the works of Lord Byron, Edgar Allen Poe, Cervantes, Coleridge, Milton, a new illustrated Bible, and many other iconic works. He is now considered to be one of the great illustrators of the 19th century, and his images remain highly collectible.


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