Gustave Dore

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Gustave Dore

137 artworks

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


Alpine Scene


Oil on canvas

195.5 x 130 cms | 76 3/4 x 51 ins

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States


The Princess is Held Captive


Watercolor, with touches of gouache, and pen and black ink, over traces of graphite, on cream wove paper, laid down on cream card, laid down on blue card

444 x 364 cms | 174 3/4 x 143 1/4 ins

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States


Dante et Vergil dans le neuvieme cercle de l'enfer

Dante and Virgil in the Ninth Circle of Hell


Oil on canvas

315 x 450 cms | 124 x 177 ins

Musee de Brou, Bourg-en-Bresse, France


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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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.