Image source: The Walters Art Museum | Licence: CC0 1.0
Image source: The Walters Art Museum | Licence: CC0 1.0

Portrait of the Artist's Brother

Undated

Gustave Doré

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Title

Portrait of the Artist's Brother

Date

Undated

Artist

Description

Doré worked as a painter, illustrator, and sculptor, but his international reputation rests mainly on his illustrations for such popular publications as Dante's "Divine Comedy" (1861-68), Milton's "Paradise Lost" (1863), and Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" (1883).

Here, he depicts his brother Émile, who was a colonel in the French artillery. A visit to London in 1868 may have resulted in Doré's decision to use delicate washes in the manner of the British watercolorists rather than opaque colors.
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Inscription: [Signature] on reverse, top left: G. Doré - Portrait de son frere
[Transcription] Top right: mnoo; Bottom right: aquarelle originale par Gustave Doré

Pencil notation: 35/209B

Medium: watercolor on laid beige paper with watermark, adhered by the edges to the face of a French mat.
Credit line: Gift of the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection, 2009.
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Location

France

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Image source: The Walters Art Museum

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