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DORE, Gustave

Original Photograph of Gustave Doré.

      Sampson Low, Martson, Searle, and Rivington, London 1877 - Original Woodbury-Type Photograph. A single leaf, in Very Good Condition. Sheet measures approximately 11 inches x 8 inches (28cm x 21cm ). This Woodbury-type photographed portrait, presented in a cameo border, is from Thompson Cooper's book, "Men of Mark: A Gallery of Contemporary Portraits of Men Distinguished in the Senate, the Church, in Science, Literature and Art, the Army, Navy, Law, Medicine, etc." Paul Gustave Doré was a Famous French Engraver, Illustrator and Sculptor. Doré worked primarily with wood engraving and steel engraving. He began work as a literary illustrator in Paris. Doré commissions include works by Rabelais, Balzac, Milton and Dante. 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. In 1863, Doré illustrated a French edition of Cervantes's Don Quixote, and his illustrations 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. Doré also illustrated an oversized edition of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven", an endeavor that earned him 30,000 francs from publisher Harper & Brothers in 1883.

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