Thursday, December 24, 2009

Cervantes, Saavedra Miguel. Don Quixote: Illustrated by Gustave Dore. London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1866.

Gustave Doré (1832–83), one the most popular French designers of wood-engraved book illustration of the mid-19th century originally illustrated a French edition of Cervantes's Don Quixote in 1863. He became increasingly popular in England in the 1860s. Shown here is his illustration of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. These images influenced subsequent readers and artists ideas of the physical "look" of both characters.

A Gift of William M. Elkins

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