Gustave Doré

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Gustave Doré
1832-1883
The Finding of Moses
Opaque watercolor and pen and brown ink on wove paper.
13 7/16 x 18 1/2 inches (341 x 470 mm.)
Purchased on the Gordon N. Ray Fund.
1992.28
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Signed in brush and white gouache at lower right, "Gve Doré".

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Galerie Sabrina Förster, Düsseldorf.
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This sheet is a preparatory for a wood engraving, in the same direction, for "La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate", 2 vols., Tours, Alfred Mame et Fils, 1866, a copy of which is in the Library's collection (PML 75943-44+). It was engraved by H. Pisan.

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