Member Blogs > Gothica BooksGustave Doré's Splendid Illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" (1884) – Open Culture

  • Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:18:43    Permalink

    One of the busiest, most in-demand artists of the 19th century, Gustave Doré made his name illustrating works by such authors as Rabelais, Balzac, Milton, and Dante. In the 1860s, he created one of the most memorable and popular illustrated editions of Cervantes’ Don Quixote, while at the same time completing a set of engravings for an 1866 English Bible. He probably could have stopped there and assured his place in posterity, but he would go on to illustrate a 1972 guide to London, a new edition of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and several more hugely popular works.

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