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Gustave Doré
(1832 - 1883)

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1832 Born 6 January in Strasbourg
1846 First album of lithographs published, called Les Travaux d'Hercules
1847 Begins working for Journal pour rire de Philipon
1852 Illustrations for Rabelais and Balzac
1853 Illustrates the works of Lord Byron
1861 Illustrates Dante's Inferno
1863 Illustrates Cervantes's Don Quixote
1865 Illustrates Milton's Paradise Lost
1866 Illustrates a new English Bible
1867 Begins illustrations for Tennyson's Idylls of the King; completes illustrations for La Fontaine's Fables
1867 Major exhibition of his work in London; foundation of the Doré Gallery in New Bond Street
1868 Illustrates the Purgatorio and Paradiso of Dante
1868 Signs contract with the publishers Grant & Co to illustrate London: A Pilgrimage
1873 Illustrates the works of Rabelais
1882 Illustrates Poe's The Raven; sculpts Alexandre Dumas monument
1883 Dies 23 January
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