Dore Bible Gallery Containing One Hundred Superb Illustrations 1890

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2003 - Art - 216 pages
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This volume is a collection of engravings illustrative of the Bible, the designs being all from the pencil of the greatest of modern delineators, Gustave Dore. The original work from which this collection has been made was immediately popular. Each illustration has a page of explanatory letter-press facing it. Mr. Dore has added the luster of his genius, bringing the beauties of this great work into clearer view and warms them to a fuller life.

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Paul Gustave Doré (January 6, 1832 to January 23, 1883) was a French artist, engraver, illustrator and sculptor. Doré worked primarily with wood engraving and steel engraving. In 1853, Doré was asked to illustrate the works of Lord Byron. This commission was followed by additional work for British publishers, including a new illustrated English Bible. A decade later, he illustrated a French edition of Cervantes's Don Quixote, and his depictions of the knight and his squire, Sancho Panza, have become so famous that they have influenced subsequent readers, artists, and stage and film directors' ideas of the physical "look" of the two characters. He continued to illustrate books until his death in Paris following a short illness. The city's Père Lachaise Cemetery contains his grave.

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