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Gustave Dore, Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner

Can anyone explain how these century etchings were so detailed, and why etching today seems incomparable? Is it a lost art? Are there still engravers doing this type of work? Is it the same classical/modern art debate?

Gustave Doré’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

With my cross-bow, I Shot the Albatross - Paul Gustave Dore - Plate 8 (unknown engraver)

Gustave Doré - Don Quixote de la Mancha

"Knights errant are exempt from the application of all laws and statutes, that for them law is their sword, statutes are their spirit, and edicts and proclamations are their will and desire.

Contos de RPG, Mistério, Magia, Antigas Civilizações, povos extintos, Sociedades Secretas e Conspirações Arcanas! Adentre a Pirâmide Maia!

Contos de RPG, Mistério, Magia, Antigas Civilizações, povos extintos, Sociedades Secretas e Conspirações Arcanas! Adentre a Pirâmide Maia!

Gustave Doré, Illustration to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere”, 1875

1875 Gustave Doré illustration "I Had Done A Hellish Thing" to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere”.

The vision of Ezekiel.    Gustave doré, from The Doré Bible gallery, Philadelphia, not dated.

The vision of Ezekiel. Gustave doré, from The Doré Bible gallery, Philadelphia, not dated.

Gustave Doré  The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Part VII. (This Hermit good lives in that wood...) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Gustave Doré, The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Gustave Doré The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Part VII. (This Hermit good lives in that wood.) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Lovers I 1000 quadri più belli di tutti i tempi … Continue reading →

magictransistor:  Gustave Doré, The first ascent of the Matterhorn, 1865.

Matterhorn ascent Dore - First ascent of the Matterhorn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Illustration by Gustave Dore from The Rime of The Ancient Mariner

Illustration by Gustave Dore from The Rime of The Ancient Mariner

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Gustave Doré, “Harpies in the Forest of Suicides” (Canto XIII, Inferno, Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri).

Gustave Doré (1832-1883), "Les jeux sont faits", Illustration pour Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" - 1876

Gustave Doré (1832-1883), "Les jeux sont faits", Illustration pour Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" - 1876

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