The remarkable biography of one of the world’s greatest artists, Gustave Doré, illustrated with more than 130 sketches and drawings from throughout his life.
In 1891, a London publisher released Life of Gustave Doré, written a few years earlier by his friend and collaborator, Blanchard Jerrold. Illustrated with more than 130 rare drawings, this fun and informative look at the prodigal French illustrator is a treat for fans of his paintings, caricatures, illustrations, and engravings. This restored special edition features:
-Enlarged 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages
-Softcover and hardcover options
-138 Gustave Doré illustrations
-Concept sketches for his famous work from London: A Pilgrimage
-Digitally restored page layouts
-Bold retro-styled cover design
Blanchard Jerrold, the writer of Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, paid homage to his friend Gustave who died years earlier in 1883, by writing the definitive biography of the famous French artist.
Jerrold, who adored Doré’s creativity and talent, assembled a rich collection of stories and illustrated them with drawings from Gustave’s childhood and throughout his career. Those looking to learn more about the man behind the mesmerizing artwork found in Dante’s Inferno, Milton’s Paradise Lost, History of the Crusades, Droll Stories, and more will lose themselves in this entertaining story about an artist who was years ahead of his time.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 – Strasburg
Chapter 2 – Doré’s Early Success
Chapter 3 – The Labours of Hercules
Chapter 4 – La Sainte Russie – Rabelais
Chapter 5 – The Wandering Jew and Balzac’s “Contes Drolatiques”
Chapter 6 – The Boy of Genius
Chapter 7 – Dante
Chapter 8 – From “The Inferno” to “Don Quixote”
Chapter 9 – The Bible, Paradise Lost, Fontaine’s Fables
Chapter 10 – “London: A Pilgrimage”
Chapter 11 – Gustave Doré in London
Chapter 12 – Doré’s Shakespeare
Chapter 13 – Doré the Painter
Chapter 14 – Early Paintings
Chapter 15 – 1860 to 1870
Chapter 16 – “Christ Leaving the Prætorium “
Chapter 17 – The Siege of Paris
Chapter 18 – The Completion of “Christ Leaving the Prætorium“
Chapter 19 – 1870 to 1880
Chapter 20 – Doré the Friend and Companion
Chapter 21 – The Death of Madame Doré
Chapter 22 – Gustave Doré the Sculptor
Chapter 23 – Death
Chapter 24 – The Funeral
Chapter 25 – The Crowning Work
Chapter 26 – Appendix
About the Artist:
Master artist Gustave Dorè (1832-1883), known for the lavish illustrations in Dante’s Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise, Dorè’s London: A Pilgrimage, and Milton’s Paradise Lost. Dorè is regarded as one of history’s best artists, illustrators, and cartoonists.
About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.