DORÉ Gustave [Strasbourg, 1832 - Paris, 1883],... - Lot 67 - Varenne Enchères

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DORÉ Gustave [Strasbourg, 1832 - Paris, 1883],... - Lot 67 - Varenne Enchères
DORÉ Gustave [Strasbourg, 1832 - Paris, 1883], French draftsman, engraver, and sculptor. "La ménagerie Parisienne" by Gustave Doré. With 24 lithographs by Gustave Doré. Paris, Au Bureau du Journal pour Rire, s.d. [1854]. Large oblong in-4 with (1) title page and 24 numbered lithographs. Beautiful romantic red binding with various motifs. 24 lithographs made after drawings by Gustave Doré. All the plates, engraved by Vayron, include a caption full of humor and irony relating the characters represented to animals. One finds there: the Lions, the Small Lions, adult Lions (alias Lions silly), the Lionesses, the Rats (of opera), the Rats (of sewer), the Rats painters (alias the rapins), etc. These caricatured characters make up the Parisian Menagerie according to Gustave Doré.
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