Friday, August 10, 2007

Gustave Dore (1832-1883)

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French artist, the son of a civil engineer, was born at Strassburg on the 6th of January 1832. In 1848 he came to Paris and secured a three years engagement on the Journal pour rire. His facility as a draughtsman was extraordinary, and among the books he illustrated in rapid succession were Balzac's Conies drolatiques (1855), Dante's Inferno (1861), Don Quixote (1863), The Bible (1866), Paradise Lost (1866), and the works of Rabelais (1873). He painted also many large and ambitious compositions of religious or historical character, and made some success as a sculptor, his statue of Alexandre Dumas in Paris being perhaps his best known work in this line. He died on the 25th of January 1883. [Adapted from Encyclopedia Britannica (1911)]


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1 comment:

Bogdan Nemes said...

If you like Gustave Dore, i think you will love my collection of first edition books with his engravings :

I think he is an outstanding artist! I love drawing from his sketches, and by simply looking at his works gives me a great feeling of wanting to grab the pencil.

You'll find the Bible, Rabelais, I also have Don Quixote, but not the first edition, and not on my blog, Atala, and many others!