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Gustave Dor, 1832-1883

Jacob's Dream

Medium: pen and ink with ink wash and white heightened on beige, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper
Dimensions: height: 24.7 cm, width: 19.1 cm.
Date: 1865
Category: biblical/religious
Subject: Old Testament | Angel
Inscriptions and Markings: "G. Dor?" in ink, lower right
Exhibition History: Christian Imagery in French Nineteenth-Century Art, 1789-1906, Shepherd Art Gallery, New York, 1980, fig. 130, p. 336; Fortuny and His Circle, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1970, no. 33; Flight, Fantasy, Faith, Fact, Dayton Art Institute, 1953-54, no. 77
Bibliography: Dayton Chamber of Commerce. Flight, Fantasy, Faith, Fact: A Loan Exhibition Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of Powered Flight, 1903-1953. Dayton, OH. 1953. Renonciat, Annie. La vie et l'oeuvre de Gustave Dor?. Paris: ACR Edition. 1983.: p. 168. Reymert, Martin and Robert Kashey, eds. Christian Imagery in French Nineteenth-century Art, 1789-1906. New York: Shepherd Art Gallery. 1980.: p. 336. "Fortuny and His Circle". #22, No. 7. Bulletin of The Walters Art Gallery. April 1970. Simon, Robert B. "Dor? in the Highlands." Journal of The Walters Art Gallery 47 (1989): 53-60.: pp. 53-54.
Provenance: William T. Walters (1819-1894), Baltimore, January 21, 1865, by commission, delivered February 21, 1865 [500 francs for 2 drawings, Walters Museum 37.1319 and Walters Museum 37.1387].
Collection: The Walters Art Museum
Credit Line: Commissioned by William T. Walters, 1865
Object Number: WAM 37.1319