Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré

Birth
Strasbourg, Departement du Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Death 23 Jan 1883 (aged 51)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 22
Memorial ID 7477319 · View Source
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Artist. Born in Strausbourg, he is considered by many to be one of the greatest illustrators of all time. His first major success in Paris came in 1861, when his edition of Dante’s “Inferno” (prohibitively priced at 100 francs) became an unexpected bestseller, eventually going through over 200 editions. Doré’s best-known work is his edition of the Bible, which was first serialized in the 1860s and became his first international success. Other well-known works include editions of Milton, Rabelais, Tennyson, and Coleridge. In 1872, he published his masterpiece of social commentary, “London, a Pilgrimage.” His last work was an edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” published posthumously.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7477319
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gustave Doré (6 Jan 1832–23 Jan 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7477319, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .