Original 9 3/4 inch x 7 7/8 inch Engraving titled SOLOMON.
”This is a fine patriarchal figure, with flowing beard and sweeping garments. The wise king is meditating those famous Proverbs which have spread themselves all over the Western world. He is writing on one of the long scrolls generally used in the East, and some lie about on the floor.”
Illustration by Gustave Doré (1832 – 1883). The most popular and successful French book illustrator of the middle of the 19th century. Doré became widely known for his illustrations to such books as Danté’s Inferno (1861), Don Quixote (1862), and the Bible (1866), and he helped to give European currency to the illustrated book of large format. He was so prolific that at one time he employed more than forty wood engravers. His work is characterized by an eclectic mix of Michelangelesque nudes, northern traditions of sublime landscape, and a highly spirited love of the grotesque and bizarre.
Engraved by Adolphe Gusmand (1821 – 1905). Wood-engraver, draughtsman and poet, born in Paris and best known for his prints after Gustave Doré .
From Doré’s illustrated edition of the Bible 1866.
This edition from Cassell’s ‘Doré Gallery’ published in 1885.
Page size 12 1/4 inch x 9 1/8 inch
The engraving is in very good condition. Reverse side blank.
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