Gustave Dore

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Gustave Dore

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French Romantic painter, sculptor, illustrator and printmaker

Born 1/6/1832 - Died 1/25/1883

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An Alpine Valley with Trees and Boulders

Watercolor, gouache and black chalk, with pen and black ink, over traces of graphite on wove paper

45.1 x 31.7 cms | 17 3/4 x 12 1/4 ins

National Gallery of Art, Washington, United States

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Dante et Vergil dans le neuvieme cercle de l'enfer

Dante and Virgil in the Ninth Circle of Hell

1861

Oil on canvas

315 x 450 cms | 124 x 177 ins

Musee de Brou, Bourg-en-Bresse, France

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Les Oceanides (Les Naiades de la mer)

Oceanides (Naiads of the Sea)

circa 1860-circa 1869

Oil on canvas

127 x 185.5 cms | 50 x 73 ins

Private collection, ,

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The Inferno, Canto 5, lines 72­74

“Bard! willingly I would address those two together coming, Which seem so light before the wind.”

Etching

Private collection, ,

Credit: Visipix: 500,000+ hi-res image

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A Backstreet in London

Graphite with stumping on wove paper

27.7 x 20.9 cms | 10 3/4 x 8 ins

National Gallery of Art, Washington, United States

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A Dramatic Scene with a Fainting Woman

Graphite with gray wash, heightened with white gouache (partially oxidized) on blue wove paper

12.3 x 8.4 cms | 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 ins

National Gallery of Art, Washington, United States

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Christian Martyrs

Black chalk and brown washes, heightened with white, on wove paper

60.9 x 50.1 cms | 23 3/4 x 19 1/2 ins

National Gallery of Art, Washington, United States

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Cleopatra

Graphite on wove paper

44.4 x 30.5 cms | 17 1/4 x 12 ins

National Gallery of Art, Washington, United States

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DORÉ, LOUIS AUGUSTE GUSTAVE (1832-1883), 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 Contes drolatiques [Droll Tales] (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.

Source: Entry on the artist in the 1911 Edition Encyclopedia.