A selection of original Gustave Doré wood engravings
printed during his lifetime, c. 1872.


ustave Doré (1832-83) was the most popular illustrator of all time,
both in 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.
Doré is perhaps best known for his illustrations of The Bible (238 engravings). 
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 nursery rhymes. 
Doré died at age 51.

These few prints are part of a collection of some 400 Doré wood enravings in Imagi's archives. 
They are printed from
Doré's original woodcut blocks during his lifetime.


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