Doré (1832-83) was the most popular illustrator of all time,
terms of number of engravings (10,000+) and number of editions (4,000+).
In the forty year period from 1860-1900 a new Doré illustrated edition
was published every eight days.
is perhaps best known for his illustrations of The Bible (238
Included in the vast body of illustrated works is Dante's Divine
Comedy (Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso),
Milton's Paradise Lost
and Paradise Regained, Cervantes' Don Quixote, Tennyson's
Idylls of the King,
Poe's The Raven, Coleridge's The
Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the works of François Rabelais,
as well as a host of fairy tales and
Doré died at age 51.
These few prints are part of a collection of some 400
enravings in Imagi's archives.
They are printed from
original woodcut blocks during his lifetime.