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Corrida de Toros

Dore, Gustave

Paris & New York. Turgis & Duane. c.1860
First edition of Gustave Doré's rare suite of bullfighting lithographs.

Each of the plates has the title in both Spanish and French:

1. Caida del Picador - Chute d'un Picador.

2. Suerta de Banderillas - Banderillero piquant la Banderilla.

3. Suerta de Capa - Banderillero excitant le taureau.

4. Cogida de un Torero - Torero enlevé par le taureau.

5. Suerta de Pica - Coup de Lance.

6. Estocada - Coup d'épée.

[Leblanc (pg. 521) unseen; Vindel Toros 1931; not in Sims Reed / Forgeot].
Oblong folio. (320 x 434 mm). Six original colour lithographs by Gustave Doré, each heightened with gum arabic. Each plate with the running title 'Corrida de Toros', individual captions in Spanish and French and with 'G. Doré del.'. Four of the lithographs (nos. 2, 3, 5 and 6) are signed in the plate.

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