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"Capturing the Essence of Literary Giants

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Victor Hugo - illustration

Victor Hugo - illustration
3773122 Victor Hugo - illustration; (add.info.: Victor Hugo-illustration for the French poet and novelists play, Torquemada'. 26 February 1802-22 May 1885. Spanish Inquisition.); Lebrecht Authors

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens

Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens
3765421 Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens; (add.info.: Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens. Caption reads: How the accomplished gentleman spent the evening in the midst of a dazzling)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Lewis Carroll, portrait

Lewis Carroll, portrait
3789609 Lewis Carroll, portrait; (add.info.: Lewis Carroll, portrait. British author: b. January 1832 - d. January 1898 Cassell's History of England, Vol. IX)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Scene from 'Les animaux peints par eux-memes - Vie privee et publique des animaux' written by Balzac

Scene from "Les animaux peints par eux-memes - Vie privee et publique des animaux" written by Balzac
PCT4269785 Scene from "Les animaux peints par eux-memes - Vie privee et publique des animaux" written by Balzac

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Breton wedding in Paimpolais illustration for the novel by Pierre Loti, 1924 (engraving)

Breton wedding in Paimpolais illustration for the novel by Pierre Loti, 1924 (engraving)
PCT4271711 Breton wedding in Paimpolais illustration for the novel by Pierre Loti, 1924 (engraving) by Rudaux, Edmond Adolphe (1840-1914); (add.info.: Icelandic fisherman, novel by Pierre Loti)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Robert Southey - British

Robert Southey - British
3769189 Robert Southey - British; (add.info.: Robert Southey-British poet and writer. Friend of Coleridge. Poet Laureate. 1774-1843.); Lebrecht Authors

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: William Gifford

William Gifford
3789960 William Gifford; (add.info.: William Gifford. English critic, editor and poet, famous as a satirist and controversialist. Engraving by Edward Franics Finden after drawing by W.H.Watts. W.G)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Albert Wolff in His Study, 1881 (oil on panel)

Albert Wolff in His Study, 1881 (oil on panel)
XOS5884373 Albert Wolff in His Study, 1881 (oil on panel) by Bastien-Lepage, Jules (1848-84); 32x27 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Ivanhoe - picture of

Ivanhoe - picture of
3771213 Ivanhoe - picture of; (add.info.: Ivanhoe-picture of a scene from the book by Sir Walter Scott of the disinherited knight collapsing after receiving from Rowena the Wreath of Chilvary)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Walter Scott

Walter Scott
3789937 Walter Scott; (add.info.: Walter Scott. Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. Engraving by William Finden 1787 - 20 September 1852. W. S)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Gustave Le Rouge, c.1899 (engraved wood)

Gustave Le Rouge, c.1899 (engraved wood)
8615287 Gustave Le Rouge, c.1899 (engraved wood) by Lambert, Maurice Walter Edmond de (1873-1952); (add.info.: The French writer Gustave Lerouge)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
3765450 Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens; (add.info.: Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens. Caption reads: The two brothers were before their Father'. Chapter 19)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Mr. Rudyard Kipling (engraving)

Mr. Rudyard Kipling (engraving)
3782943 Mr. Rudyard Kipling (engraving); (add.info.: Mr. Rudyard Kipling, portrait. English poet and novelist. B. 30 December 1865 (in Mumbai ) - D. January 1936

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: David Hume - Riddle's

David Hume - Riddle's
3769833 David Hume - Riddle's; (add.info.: David Hume-Riddle's Close, Edinburgh, where the Scottish philosopher, economist and historian lived for a while. 26 April 1711-25 August 1776)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I
3790432 Elizabeth I; (add.info.: Elizabeth I, portrait. Queen of England from 1558 until her death. 7 September 1533 - 24 March 1603)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Robert Southey

Robert Southey
3789940 Robert Southey; (add.info.: Robert Southey. English romantic poet. Engraving by Edward Francis Finden after painting by T. Phillips R.S. 12 August 1774 - 21 March 1843 E.F.F)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Villeneuve, - Approach to the Lake Geneva

Villeneuve, - Approach to the Lake Geneva
3789910 Villeneuve, - Approach to the Lake Geneva; (add.info.: Approach to the Lake Geneva, Villeneuve, Switzerland. 19th century scene)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: The Prisoner of Chillon

The Prisoner of Chillon
3789831 The Prisoner of Chillon; (add.info.: Illustration for Lord Byron's poem The Prisoner of Chillon (1816), based on Francois de Bonivard

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Charles Dickens - portrait

Charles Dickens - portrait
3769642 Charles Dickens - portrait; (add.info.: Charles Dickens-portrait engraving by JC Armytage from photo taken in 1868. English novelist, 1812-1870)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: The History of Don

The History of Don
3772711 The History of Don; (add.info.: The History of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes-Don Quixote and the bachiller. Spanish author, 1547-1616. Picaresque adventure)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Castalian spring

Castalian spring
3789915 Castalian spring; (add.info.: Castalian spring, ravine between the Phaedriades at Delphi, Greece. Spring visited by contestants competing in the Pythian Games)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Ivanhoe - picture of

Ivanhoe - picture of
3771211 Ivanhoe - picture of; (add.info.: Ivanhoe-picture of a scene from the book by Sir Walter Scott of Rebecca challenging the trial by combat)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Lewis Carroll, portrait

Lewis Carroll, portrait
3782894 Lewis Carroll, portrait; (add.info.: Lewis Carroll, portrait. British author: b. January 1832 - d. January 1898 Cassell's History of England, Vol. IX)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Isaac Watts - woodcut

Isaac Watts - woodcut
3770342 Isaac Watts - woodcut; (add.info.: Isaac Watts-woodcut from Wattss Divine and Moral Songs for Children, 1866 edition-English hymn writer-17 July 1674-25 November 1748); Lebrecht Authors

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Harriet Martineau - portrait

Harriet Martineau - portrait
3770316 Harriet Martineau - portrait; (add.info.: Harriet Martineau-portrait-English writer 12 June 1802-27 June 1876); Lebrecht Authors

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
3789938 Samuel Taylor Coleridge; (add.info.: Samuel Taylor Coleridge. English poet, literary critic and philosopher. Engraving by W. Wagstaff after painting by A. Wivell)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats
1883971 William Butler Yeats by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) irish poet, c. 1910)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I
3790416 Elizabeth I; (add.info.: Elizabeth I, portrait. Queen of England from 1558 until her death. 7 September 1533 - 24 March 1603)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Illustration for 'Les Contes' written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)

Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)
MAJ5032113 Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving) by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); (add.info.: Cinderella tries the vair slipper)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Master Francois Rabelais (1483 or 1494-1553) has his work table reflecting his work

Master Francois Rabelais (1483 or 1494-1553) has his work table reflecting his work and his characters
PCT4285146 Master Francois Rabelais (1483 or 1494-1553) has his work table reflecting his work and his characters: drawing (1870) by Albert Robida (1848-1926)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: The army of Quaresmeprenant. Soldiers are represented as fish, some of which have only the aretes

The army of Quaresmeprenant. Soldiers are represented as fish, some of which have only the aretes
PCT4272149 The army of Quaresmeprenant. Soldiers are represented as fish, some of which have only the aretes, by reference to Careme's lean (young) meal

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Dante Alighieri meeting his muse Beatrice Portinari in Firenze, 19th century (print)

Dante Alighieri meeting his muse Beatrice Portinari in Firenze, 19th century (print)
3525461 Dante Alighieri meeting his muse Beatrice Portinari in Firenze, 19th century (print) by Holiday, Henry (1839-1927); (add.info.: print by Henry Holiday); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: King Anarch, king of the Dipsodes, ready to attack the kingdom of Utopia, of which Gargantua is king

King Anarch, king of the Dipsodes, ready to attack the kingdom of Utopia, of which Gargantua is king
PCT4272211 King Anarch, king of the Dipsodes, ready to attack the kingdom of Utopia, of which Gargantua is king. Pantagruel, the son of Gargantua

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Dickens and Little Nell, 1893 (photogravure)

Dickens and Little Nell, 1893 (photogravure)
3671618 Dickens and Little Nell, 1893 (photogravure) by Elwell, Francis Edwin (1858-1922); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Prologue to the Funny Tales of Honore de Balzac, 19th century (engraving)

Prologue to the Funny Tales of Honore de Balzac, 19th century (engraving)
PCT5617986 Prologue to the Funny Tales of Honore de Balzac, 19th century (engraving) by French School, (19th century); (add.info)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Illustration for Egmont by Goethe, 18th century (engraving)

Illustration for Egmont by Goethe, 18th century (engraving)
3772257 Illustration for Egmont by Goethe, 18th century (engraving); (add.info.: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe illustration of a scene from his tragedy Egmont)

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: During the picrocholine wars (against Picrochole), Gant Gargantua received a flock of cannonballs

During the picrocholine wars (against Picrochole), Gant Gargantua received a flock of cannonballs that he drove
PCT4272195 During the picrocholine wars (against Picrochole), Gant Gargantua received a flock of cannonballs that he drove from his hair with his comb

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: One of the most famous Rabelais characters: Panurge faces his famous sheep

One of the most famous Rabelais characters: Panurge faces his famous sheep, beg 20th century (engraving)
PCT4272213 One of the most famous Rabelais characters: Panurge faces his famous sheep, beg 20th century (engraving) by Robida

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Crouching Scribe, 5th Dynasty (sculpture)

Crouching Scribe, 5th Dynasty (sculpture)
8585792 Crouching Scribe, 5th Dynasty (sculpture) by Egyptian 5th Dynasty (c.2494-2345 BC); Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; (add.info.: Crouching scribe (H 0.51cm), found in Saqqara in 1893

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Grand priest KA-APER, 4th-5th dynasty (sculpture)

Grand priest KA-APER, 4th-5th dynasty (sculpture)
8585760 Grand priest KA-APER, 4th-5th dynasty (sculpture) by Egyptian; Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; (add.info.: High priest KA-APER (Sheikh el-Beled) in sycamore wood

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: The Tennis Court Oath, 20th June 1789, detail, 1791 (oil on canvas)

The Tennis Court Oath, 20th June 1789, detail, 1791 (oil on canvas)
7425506 The Tennis Court Oath, 20th June 1789, detail, 1791 (oil on canvas) by David, Jacques Louis (1748-1825); 65x88.7 cm; Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Illustration for 'Le Malade Imaginaire' play wirtten by Moliere, 19th century (engraving)

Illustration for "Le Malade Imaginaire" play wirtten by Moliere, 19th century (engraving)
XEE4154154 Illustration for "Le Malade Imaginaire" play wirtten by Moliere, 19th century (engraving) by Unknown Artist

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: The Tennis Court Oath, 20th June 1789, detail, 1791 (oil on canvas)

The Tennis Court Oath, 20th June 1789, detail, 1791 (oil on canvas)
7425507 The Tennis Court Oath, 20th June 1789, detail, 1791 (oil on canvas) by David, Jacques Louis (1748-1825); 65x88.7 cm; Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
863403 Edmund Burke (1729-1797) by Reynolds, Joshua (1723-92) (after); (add.info.: Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Anglo-Irish orator, political philosopher and writer, member of the Whig political party

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Marco Polo, 19th century (medal)

Marco Polo, 19th century (medal)
542203 Marco Polo, 19th century (medal) by Fabris, Antonio (19th century); (add.info.: Marco Polo (1254-1324) Venetian traveller and merchant

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: James Boswell (1740 - 1795)

James Boswell (1740 - 1795)
2603691 James Boswell (1740 - 1795) by Reynolds, Joshua (1723-92) (after); (add.info.: James Boswell (1740 - 1795) Scottish diarist

Background imageEcrivain Auteur Writer Author Collection: Illustration for 'Les Contes' written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)

Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)
MAJ5032122 Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving) by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); (add.info.: Peau d'ane)



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"Capturing the Essence of Literary Giants: Ecrivain Auteur Writer Author" Step into the world of literary brilliance as we delve into the lives and works of renowned authors throughout history. From Victor Hugo's ex-libris, a testament to his profound influence in 1870, to Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok's captivating drawing from 1907, each piece offers a glimpse into their creative minds. Charles Perrault, mastermind behind timeless fairy tales, is immortalized alongside his beloved characters through an enchanting illustration from the early 20th century. Meanwhile, Auguste Comte's painting from 1852 reflects not only his intellectual prowess but also his impact on philosophy. Paul Fort's delicate drawing circa 1900 captures the essence of this prolific writer whose words continue to resonate with readers today. Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's engraving from 1835 pays homage to a literary luminary who transported us through exotic landscapes and poignant narratives. Travel back in time with Goethe as he explores Italy through a postcard dating back to around 1900. Leo Tolstoy gazes at us intently in a print from approximately 1905, reminding us of his unparalleled storytelling abilities that have left an indelible mark on literature. Denis Diderot comes alive in an exquisite engraving from the vibrant eighteenth century when Enlightenment ideas flourished. Marcel Proust graces our presence twice; once during his high school days captured in c. 1887 Paris and again kneeling with a tennis racket before Jeanne Ponquet standing on a chair in Neuilly (France) during their youthful years together in 1892. Lastly, Thomas Hobbes' engraved portrait reminds us of this influential English philosopher whose ideas shaped political thought for generations. These glimpses into the lives and moments surrounding these ecrivains auteurs writers authors serve as reminders that their legacies endure, inspiring generations to come.