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About Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré was a world famous 19th century illustrator. Although he illustrated over 200 books, some with more than 400 plates, he is primarily known for his illustrations to The Divine Comedy, particularly The Inferno, his illustrations to Don Quixote, Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven.

These art images include Doré's illustrations to The Divine Comedy, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Perrault's Fairy Tales, Don Quixote, Paradise Lost, Contes Drolatiques, Fables de La Fontaine, Tennyson's Elaine, and others.

Latest additions: Reworked Leviathan in the Bible images. The Crusades and Rime of the Ancient Mariner (from the 1876 elephant folio edition) are now complete. Coming: Rest of Dante and proper labels for the Paradise Lost images, Idylls of the King and special selections of Gustave Doré Angels.

Dore Illustrations with Accompanying Text

The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe

Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

List of Gustave Dore Illustrations by Book

The Divine Comedy

Paradise Lost

Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Raven and Other Tales

The Bible

Fables de la Fontaine

Perrault's Fairy Tales

The Crusades

Paintings and Selected Illustrations

La Danse de Sabat

Is it or is it not Doré? Some people think Witches Dancing at a Sabbath (La Danse du Sabbat) is Doré and some insist it isn't. This is made more difficult because many works signed by Doré are primarily works done by his apprentices under his direction so being true to type isn't the sole criteria. For example, for Rime of the Ancient Mariner, he had worked with some of his engravers so many times that he sketched the drawing directly on large woodblocks and the engravers completed the work. This is the other signature you see on many of the illustrations. In any case, I'm including it here until it's proven one way or the other. Doré did not sign the finished work unless it met with his approval, which could have been denied for any number of reasons. His signature does not appear on Witches Dancing at a Sabbath but his influence is still apparent.

The Crusades

Captives, The Crusades, Gustave Dore

The Ottomans Penetrate Hungary

Blondel Hears the Voice of Richard

The Massacre of Antioch

The Discovery of the True Cross

A Celestial Light

Glorious Death of de Maille

Gerard of Avesnes Exposed on the Walls of Asur

Apparition of Saint George on the Mount of Olives

Celestial Phenomena

Death of Baldwin I

An Enemy of the Crusaders

Godfrey Enters Jerusalem

Edward III Kills his Attempted Assassin

Ilghazy Gives Gauthier his Life

A Friendly Tournament

Florine of Burgundy

Death of Frederick of Germany

Assassination of Henry of Germany

Crusade Against the Moors of Granada

Christian Chevaliers Captive at Cairo

For the Defense of Christ

Louis VII

Dandolo Preaching the Crusade

Crusaders Surrounded by Saladin's Army

Gaining Converts

Prayers for the Dead

Godfrey Imposes Tributes upon Emirs

Hospitality of Barbarians to Pilgrims

Mourzoufle Parlaying with Dandolo

Muhammad II before Constantinople

Peter the Hermit Preaching the Crusade

Priests Exhorting the Crusaders

Surprised by the Turks

The Captives

The Cruelties of Bibars

The Baptism of Infidels

Entry of the Crusaders into Constantinople

Richard and Saladin at the Battle of Arsuf

The Crusaders on the Nile

Bohemond Alone Mounts the Rampart of Antioch

The Battle of Antioch

Saint Francis of Assisi and the Sultan

Dishonorable Truce

The Battle of Lepanto

The Crusaders Cross Mount Taurus

The Departure from Aigues Mortes

The Battle of Nicaea

The Order of Chivalry

Barthelemi Undergoing the Ordeal of Fire

The Emirs Head Shown in the Seraglio

The Remains of the First Crusaders

Siege of Ptolemais I

The Sinews of War

The True Cross

Troubadours Sing the Glories of the Crusades

The Crusaders War Machinery

Children's Crusade

Syrian Army by a Sand Storm


Invocation to Muhammad

Books Illustrationed by Gustave Doré

Gustave Dore 1832-1883: Master of Imagination

Perrault's Fairy Tales

All 180 Illustrations from Londom, A Pilgrimage

Doré's Angels

Doré Illustrated Bible

Divine Comedy

About Art Passions

Art Passions began as a tribute to artists whose work I grew up, and whose work has meaning for me personally. The list of artists on, including recent additions to the site, as well as other information are availble on the home page.

Important: Please do not link directly to images at artpassions or download the entire site. See the FAQ for why this is a problem. If you download the entire site with an offline webstripper, you will take down the site. This will make me very grumpy and I will ban your IP address, entire domain or country, depending on how bad it was.

Questions? I may have answered it in the FAQ. If not, you can write to me using the link at the bottom of this page. I can't really help you appraise art by these artists, or help you write a term paper that's due tomorrow morning.


I try to keep Art Passions non-commercial, although there are some links to art prints and tile, and books. Since I'm retired, and Social Security does not go as far as you might think, I'll add a few more. Whatever resources I have for finding books or posters by these artists are listed in the FAQ and book recommendation / resources pages. Sets of art tiles, murals, and accent tiles by these artists are available via William Morris Tile, and many of these illustrations are available as art prints at Artsy Craftsy - the Art of Myth and Fairy Tale. If you don't find a print there, ask and I may be able to get it for you.


Also, if you do follow any links to Amazon, you are supporting the Children's Healing Art Project, whose teachers lead over fifty hours of art adventures for children and their families at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Knight Cancer Institute, the OHSU Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinic and Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center.

Problems: Sometimes things go down, sometimes I am working on an area of the site and it's offline. So if an artist you are looking for is suddenly not available, check back in a day or two. Please do not webstrip the site. It makes me have a bad day.

Copyright questions? You can find the current state of the copyright question on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Where to Buy Gustave Dore Prints: You can find Dore art prints at Artsy Craftsy.

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Contacting Art Passions

You can write the webmistress and include your email address and we'll do our best to answer human communications as soon as possible with one exception: "I have an old picture by so-and-so and I want to know what it's worth." I'll ignore those because 1. There are several of those a week, 2. I'm not an appraiser and not qualified to answer, and 3. Worth depends on condition. Get a referral from a small, local bookstore (if you can find one), or your local college art department.

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Many questions are addressed in the FAQ. Please check the Frequently Asked Questions. If the answer is there, and you send me an email, I'll give you a brief answer and tell you to look there for more discussion. I do get a lot of mail, and I like that. I just don't like typing the same answer over and over.