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Gustave Doré

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GUSTAVE DORÉ (Strasbourg, 1832-Paris,1883).
"Crowd next to a French bakery". 1849.
Ink on paper.
Signed, dated and located in the lower left corner.
It presents spots of oxide.
Measurements: 22.5 x 36 cm; 37 x 47 cm (frame).

Gustave Doré was a French German shepherd artist, painter, sculptor and illustrator, considered in his country the last of the great illustrators. He began his artistic training working with Charles Philipo, who published one lithograph a week. Later he received various commissions from François Rabelais, Honoré de Balzac and Dante Alighieri, making him, still very young, charge more than his contemporary Honoré Daumier. In 1853 he illuminated some of Lord Byron's works. In 1862 he traveled through Spain with Baron Davillier. As a result of the trip, the following year he published a series of chronicles on Valencia, Galicia, Andalusia, with specific stays in Granada, Madrid, and other Spanish capitals. The work was included in the collection Le Tour du Monde. In the same decade of 1860, Doré illustrated a French edition of Miguel de Cervantes's El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, based on his life experience in the Spanish geography. Doré later signed a five-year contract with the publisher Grant & Co. This meant that he had to spend at least three months a year in London. The book London: A Pilgrimage, with 180 engravings, was published in 1872. Although it was a commercial success, many critics did not like the publication, scandalized by the fact that Doré showed in his work the poverty that existed in London. He was accused by the Art Journal of being a "fantasist rather than an illustrator", and denounced in other important magazines, such as the Westminster Review. However, the success of London: A Pilgrimage led to many more commissions from English publishers.

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GUSTAVE DORÉ (Strasbourg, 1832-Paris,1883).
"Crowd next to a French bakery". 1849.
Ink on paper.
Signed, dated and located in the lower left corner.
It presents spots of oxide.
Measurements: 22.5 x 36 cm; 37 x 47 cm (frame).

Gustave Doré was a French German shepherd artist, painter, sculptor and illustrator, considered in his country the last of the great illustrators. He began his artistic training working with Charles Philipo, who published one lithograph a week. Later he received various commissions from François Rabelais, Honoré de Balzac and Dante Alighieri, making him, still very young, charge more than his contemporary Honoré Daumier. In 1853 he illuminated some of Lord Byron's works. In 1862 he traveled through Spain with Baron Davillier. As a result of the trip, the following year he published a series of chronicles on Valencia, Galicia, Andalusia, with specific stays in Granada, Madrid, and other Spanish capitals. The work was included in the collection Le Tour du Monde. In the same decade of 1860, Doré illustrated a French edition of Miguel de Cervantes's El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, based on his life experience in the Spanish geography. Doré later signed a five-year contract with the publisher Grant & Co. This meant that he had to spend at least three months a year in London. The book London: A Pilgrimage, with 180 engravings, was published in 1872. Although it was a commercial success, many critics did not like the publication, scandalized by the fact that Doré showed in his work the poverty that existed in London. He was accused by the Art Journal of being a "fantasist rather than an illustrator", and denounced in other important magazines, such as the Westminster Review. However, the success of London: A Pilgrimage led to many more commissions from English publishers.

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