Gustave Dore

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Gustave Dore

French Romantic painter, sculptor, illustrator and printmaker

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

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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.

12 Nov. '77

Dear Madam,
I have read carefully the rent that you offered me and fully agree with the wording. I will be then at your disposal when you will have it transcribed on to a sheet with the official stamp.
Please agree, Madam, to my respectful compliments.

Gustave Dore'


Image courtesy of Don Kurtz

Image courtesy of Don Kurtz

Image courtesy of Don Kurtz