I don't know if I've ever read any other books with so many layers as Dante's Divine Comedy! (And no, it doesn't count if you only read Inferno. The best comes later)
The Ice was All Around - from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - by Gustave Dore (Jonnard, engraver)
"In my midlife, I found myself in the middle of a dark forest" Divine Comedy, Inferno by Gustave Doré (1832-1883)
La vision des ossements desséchés – Gustave Doré (Détail, 1865) #undead #skeletons
And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him
SATAN SPEAKS WITH SIN AND DEATH: PARADISE LOST - GUSTAVE DORE
Gustave Dore - Paradise Lost---Dore is one of my favorite illustrators, hands down.
The Gnarled Monster by Gustave Dore, 1870
Gustave Dore - Dante My distant relative is Gustave Dore, he illustrated many pictures in books including the bible and the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe ~Michele Dore-Cannon
Gustav Dore | The Fourth Horseman: Death.
nigra-lux: “ DORÉ, Gustave (1832-1883) An Angel Appears to Balaam (Num 23:15-35), (detail, inv.) 1866 Engraving Ed. Orig. Lic. Ed. ”
Gustave Doré, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (detail)
"Angels"...by Paul Gustave Doré (b. 1832 Jan6 - d. 1888 Jan23, d. 56) French Romanticism artist / Illustrator / sculptor / engraver (mostly wood steel).
Camelot, by Gustave Doré. 1868. Painted for "Idylls of the King" by Lord Alfred Tennyson.
Hippogriff (illustration 9) by Gustave Doré of Ludovico Ariosto’s “Orlando Furioso”
David with head of Goliath by Gustave Dore