Gustave Doré (1832 – 1883) was a French printmaker who created dramatic, black and white images of a menacing, nightmarish purgatory. Doré's artistic genius emerged when he was 5. By age 16, he was France’s highest-paid illustrator. Doré is best known for his highly detailed, wood-engraved illustrations of “Inferno,” “Don Quixote,” “The Raven” and the Bible. Producing 10,000 engravings in his lifetime, Doré employed over 40 block cutters. Still the world’s most popular illustrator, Doré strongly inspired Van Gogh and the Symbolists.
Ruggiero Rescuing Angelica, illustration from Orlando Furioso by by Ludovico Ariosto, illustrator Gustave Doré (1832-1883). Canto Decimo: Argomento. (Tenth song: Argument). Angelica, daughter of King of Cathay, is sought throughout the world by Orlando, Rinaldo, and the best knights from various countries. She eventually finds herself naked and chained to a rock in the sea, offered as a sacrifice to a sea monster . She is rescued by the African knight Ruggiero, who gives her a ring of invisibility. LA: Italian poet 8 September 1474 – 6 July 1533. Colourised version.
This giclée print offers beautiful color accuracy. Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed onto the paper’s surface creating natural color transitions. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is a great option for framing with its smooth, acid free surface.