European Illustrations

 

34 works: 20 artists: 15 countries: spanning from 1863 to 1984

Images of mischievous satyrs, ethereal mermaids, and spell-casting witches in published tales of horror, adventure, and fantasy- from Don Quixote and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to works by Edgar Allan Poe and H.G. Wells.

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Don Quixote

Gustave Doré (French, 1832-1883) 1863 Pen and ink 10 x 8" E.3.1 Scene 2: The enchanted Garden of Dulcinea Fairies appear surrounded by gnomes, and Don Quixote finds himself dressed in shining armor. Then comes a succession of fearsome monsters, the last being a gigantic spider, who spins a web. The knight attacks the spider, which he slashes in half with his sword. At the same moment the spider's web vanishes to reveal a beautiful garden. At the entrance stand Dulcinea, surrounded by Dryads.

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