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Gustave Doré

"The Great Flood" 1865

Owner: The Hagerty Museum of Art
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
           

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The abovet image is by Gustave Doré. Doré was born in 1833 in Strasburg, Germany. His name originally was Dorer which he modified into the French equivalent. In 1848, at the age of fifteen, he began to exhibit sketches at the Salon. His earliest exhibited works were the "Battle of the Alma" in the Salon of 1855 and the "Battle of Inkermann" in the Salon of 1857 but his best picture, which first brought him into notice as a painter, was "Paolo and Francesco da Remini" in 1863. It was as a designer for book illustrations that the wonderful versatility of his genius became most apparent. The designs of Balzac's "Contes Drolatiques" are masterpieces. Preceded are illustrations for Dante's "Inferno" in 1861, Coleridge's "Ancient Mariner" in 1876 and Poe's "Raven "in 1883. Doré died in Paris in 1883.
           


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