Gustave Doré

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Gustave Doré
1832-1883
Sketch of Two Grotesque Faces with Gaping Mouths
Black ink and black chalk, on paper.
5 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches (146 x 200 mm)
Purchased in 2000.
2000.52:2

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Drawing signed "G. Dore" at lower left.

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Transfer from Printed Books.
Acquired by the Library with a copy of Doré's 1873 edition of Rabelais (PML128505-06) and a collection of 268 Doré wood blocks and electrotypes for two Rabelais editions illustrated by the artist (PML 128507.1-269).

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Drawing of two heads with exaggerated open mouths and protruding lips, teeth, and jaws; the larger of the two figures displays an enormous tongue, with a clump of what appear to be apples visible in his gullet.

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