About This Artwork

Gustave Doré
French, 1832-1883

Alpine Scene, 1865

Oil on canvas
77 x 51 1/8 in. (195.5 x 130 cm)
Inscribed at lower right: G. Doré/ 1865 and at lower left: [Do]ré

Gift of Julius H. Weitzner, Inc., 1967.588

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, The Artist Looks at the Landscape, June 22-August 25, 1974, no cat.

Publication History

The Art Institute of Chicago: Annual Report 1967-68 (Chicago, 1968), p. 20.

Annie Renonciat, La vie et l’œuvre de Gustave Doré (Paris, 1983), pp. 78-9.

Richard R. Brettell, French Salon Artists 1800-1900 (Chicago and New York, 1987), pp. 72-73, 118.

Ownership History

Doré Gallery, London, before 1892 [according to a label on the stretcher; the Doré Gallery operated from 1867 to 1892]. Julius H. Weitzner, London by 1967; given by Weitzner to the Art Institute, 1967.

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