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Gustave Doré (1832-83) was perhaps the most successful illustrator of the nineteenth century. His Doré Bible was a treasured possession in countless homes, and his best-received works continued to appear through the years in edition after edition. His illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy constitute one of his most highly regarded efforts and were Doré's personal favorites.

The present volume reproduces with excellent clarity all 135 plates that Doré produced for The Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. From the depths of hell onto the mountain of purgatory and up to the empyrean realms of paradise, Doré's illustrations depict the passion and grandeur of Dante's masterpiece in such famous scenes as the embarkation of the souls for hell, Paolo and Francesca (four plates), the forest of suicides, Thaïs the harlot, Bertram de Born holding his severed head aloft, Ugolino (four plates), the emergence of Dante and Virgil from hell, the ascent up the mountain, the flight of the eagle, Arachne, the lustful sinners being purged in the seventh circle, the appearance of Beatrice, the planet Mercury, and the first splendors of paradise, Christ on the cross, the stairway of Saturn, the final vision of the Queen of Heaven, and many more.

Each plate is accompanied by appropriate lines from the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow translation of Dante's work.

Dover (1976) original publication.

Synopsis:

These 135 fantastic scenes depict the passion and grandeur of Dante's masterpiece — from the depths of hell onto the mountain of purgatory and up to the empyrean realms of paradise.

Synopsis:

gripping scenes; from Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise; fantastic tortures, infernal landscapes, celestial wonders, more.

Synopsis:

Reproductions of Dore's scenes from the Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso are accompanied by lines from Longfellow's translation.

Synopsis:

These 135 fantastic and grotesque scenes depict the passion and grandeur of Dante's masterpiece — from the depths of Hell onto the mountain of Purgatory and up to the empyrean realms of Paradise. Includes plates produced for The Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. Illustrations accompanied by appropriate lines from the Longfellow translation.

About the Author

French illustrator Gustave Doré (1833-83) began his prolific career at the age of 15, and his dramatic engravings have exercised an incalculable influence over latter-day artists. The remarkable scope of his work ranges from Milton, Dante, and the Bible to Rabelais, Shakespeare, and street scenes of 19th-century London.

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9780486232317
Author:
Dore, Gustave
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Doré, Gustave,
Author:
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Author:
Dore, Gustave
Author:
Gustave
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Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Printmaking
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Dante Alighieri
Subject:
Gravura
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Illustrations
Subject:
Dante Alighieri - Illustrations
Subject:
Crafts-General
Subject:
General Art
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Series Volume:
45
Publication Date:
19760631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 1.11 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
These 135 fantastic scenes depict the passion and grandeur of Dante's masterpiece — from the depths of hell onto the mountain of purgatory and up to the empyrean realms of paradise.
"Synopsis" by , gripping scenes; from Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise; fantastic tortures, infernal landscapes, celestial wonders, more.

"Synopsis" by , Reproductions of Dore's scenes from the Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso are accompanied by lines from Longfellow's translation.
"Synopsis" by ,
These 135 fantastic and grotesque scenes depict the passion and grandeur of Dante's masterpiece — from the depths of Hell onto the mountain of Purgatory and up to the empyrean realms of Paradise. Includes plates produced for The Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. Illustrations accompanied by appropriate lines from the Longfellow translation.

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