Gustave Doré / by Deborah Clague

Currently mesmerized by the work of French artist Gustave Doré. I love the ambiance of chiaroscuro style:  

From 'Gustave Doré's Illustrations to the Divine Comedy'

From Gustave Doré's  Bible illustrative series. 

From Gustave Doré's  Bible illustrative series. 

I Watched the Water Snakes (from 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner')

I Watched the Water Snakes (from 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner')

Vainly I Had Sought to Borrow (from 'The Raven').

Vainly I Had Sought to Borrow (from 'The Raven').