Doré's illustrations for Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso": a selection of 208 illustrations
This collection contains 208 of Dore's finest illustrations for Ariosto's magnificent epic poem, painstakingly reproduced from a beautifully printed 19th century German edition. The illustrations range from brilliant quick sketches to highly finished and shaded studies, many of which convey an incomparable feeling of metaphysical gloom. Against this stark backdrop, a panorama of jousting knights, damsels in distress, heroic deeds, romantic interludes, and mystical events comes to life under Dore's exuberant pen style.
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Limited preview - 1980
abbey adventures Africa Alcina's Amorous Angelica and Medoro Anselmo's astrologer friend appeared Aries ARIOSTO'S ORLANDO FURIOSO Ariosto's poem Astolfo Atlante besieged Bizerte Boiardo's Bottom Brada Bradamante Bradamante's Byzantine captions castle Charlemagne Christian and Moorish Christian hero Christians and Moors combat Damascus destinies destruction Discord Doralice DORE'S Illustrations Drusilla's servant duel edition enormous epic Ethiopian Europe Ferrara final folio volume frontispiece full-page plates Gabrina gelica Gustave Dore Headpiece to Canto hermit hippogriff honeymoon illu Islam Issabella John the Evangelist kills knight last major Mad Orlando magic Mandricardo mante's medieval Melissa Michael finds monasteries monster narrow bridge Olimpia and Bireno original Italian Orlando battles palace of illusions Paris plot present volume Renaissance Rinaldo Rodo Rodomonte Rodomonte's Roland Ruggiero arrives Ruggiero fights scene sorcerer sorceress stanza strands Tailpiece tion Top left Top right tournament underworld uprooting trees vanquish Warwick wedding day wife Argia Zerbino zinc-engraved