DORÉ, Gustave
(b. 1832, Strasbourg, d. 1883, Paris)

Gorge

1878
Oil on copper, 109 x 170 cm
Private collection

Doré is best known today for his book illustrations, but he himself was most committed to his work as a painter. In 1873-74 he visited Scotland, which inspired him to produce a number of landscapes, including this depiction of a steep gorge. This is a typical example of late Romanticism, a grandiose panoramic mountain landscape, its vast scale indicated by the tiny trees and animals on the slopes.