Gustave Dore Bible Tarot

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Alternative name of Great Bible Tarot by Gustave Dore

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The deck has 78 cards, each 90 mm x 130 mm (3.5" x 5.125").

The Great Bible Tarot by Gustave Dore deck is based on the Bible illustrations of Gustave Doré (1832-1883), a well known Alsacian artist who specialised in book illustrations in the nineteenth century.

Born in Strasbourg, France, in 1832, Gustave Doré began his artistic career in Paris when he was 15 years old. He is probably most well known for his depictions of numerous scenes from the Bible, but he also produced illustrations for many other books, including Milton, Dante, La Fontaine, Cervantes, and Baron Munchhausen.

Gustave Doré and the artisans in his studios produced hundreds of different woodcuts illustrating scenes from a wide variety of biblical stories from both the Old Testament (including the Apocrypha) and the New Testament.

His biblical illustrations were first published in 1865 in France and reprinted in the late 1860's in various German, English, and other editions. Doré's illustrations were extremely popular in both Europe and America in the last decades of the nineteenth century. It is claimed that over 1.5 million people visited the Doré Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1896.


This deck was created by Omi Romi in 2006-2012 and published in 2013.

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