Images to Tell a Story
oldbookillustrations:

…And let herself drop to the floor…
Gustave Doré, from Le capitaine Fracasse (Captain Fracasse), by Théophile Gautier, Paris, 1860.
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oldbookillustrations:

Isabelle and Sigognac climbed up the stairs, and enchanted by the beautiful night…
Gustave Doré, from Le capitaine Fracasse (Captain Fracasse), by Théophile Gautier, Paris, 1860.
(Source: archive.org)
myaloysius:

chryselephantine:

liquidnight:

Gustave Doré: Les Souris et le Chat-Huant [The Mice and the Owl], 1867
From Doré’s Illustrations for the Fables of La Fontaine