Bound Volume Number


Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2015

Capstone Advisor

Prof. Romita Ray

Honors Reader

Prof. Lucy Mulroney

Capstone Major

Art and Music Histories

Capstone College

Arts and Science

Audio/Visual Component



Illustration, fairy tales

Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories

Social Sciences

Subject Categories

Book and Paper | French and Francophone Literature | Illustration


Gustave Doré: artist, creator, dreamer. In 1862, Doré illustrated “Les Contes de Perrault,” an anthology of fairy tales by Charles Perrault including familiar stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, and Puss in Boots. Doré’s intricate engravings accompanying each story include picturesque landscapes, expansive forests, and grand cathedrals. In his time, Doré did not feel appreciated or understood by his contemporaries in France and he therefore reverted to the spaces of his childhood for inspiration. Returning to the multi-layered landscapes of the forest and the Gothic cathedral, he re-discovered the sublime and grotesque, enfolding them in turn into his illustrations for Perrault’s stories.

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