25 Doré Romantic Engravings (11 x 15 detachable Parchment Prints, suitable for framing)
. MCE Publishing Co. . St Louis, MO
NC248.D6 D67 1996 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A strange find. Two fables from Doré's La Fontaine edition are included among the twenty-five large engravings: The Lion in Love (4.1) and The Two Pigeons (9.2, titled here The two Love-Birds). They are #21 and #22 of the 25 here. Whereas Doré's original engravings were about 7.5 x 9.5, these reproductions are about 9.5 x 12. Enlarged to bring out the detail according to the introduction, I find rather that they have lost in vigor. The introduction calls Doré the most prolific and popular illustrator of all time, with 10,000 engravings and 1500 full-page folio prints. But then it also says that he was doing art for Aesop's Fables! They are done here on aged French Parchtone paper.