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Pour Gustave l'adoré

Oil on canvas
7 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.


This is the first of three similar images in different sizes: Pour Gustave l'adoré (1966), Pour Gustave l'adoré (1974), and Dantedoré II (1982).  The titles refer to the 19th-century French artist Gustave Doré, who created illustrations for such publications as Dante's Divine Comedy and Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, among other volumes.