From 9/20 through 9/23, visitors may only enter through the John R entrance. All other entrances, plus the museum grounds, Kirby St and Farnsworth St will be closed during this time for Concours d'Elegance.

Christian Martyrs, 1875

  • Herbert Bourne, English, 1820-1950
  • Gustave Doré, French, 1832-1883

Engraving in ink on chine colle

  • Image: 22 1/8 × 32 inches (56.2 × 81.3 cm) Plate: 26 3/4 × 36 1/4 inches (67.9 × 92.1 cm) Sheet: 31 3/4 × 44 1/4 inches (80.6 × 112.4 cm)

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Coleman Mopper


Signed, in plate, approximating the cursive signature of the artist, lower left: G Dore Signed, lower right: H. Bourne

Inscribed, in plate above image, top center: London: October 19th 1875, Published by Fairless and Beeforth, Dore Gallery, 35 New Bond Street, W, Copyright Registered Inscribed, center bottom edge of chine: Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1876 by Frank Hunter Potter in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington

Dr. Coleman Mopper and Shirley A. Mopper (Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA)

1979-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Le Blanc, H. Catalogue de l'Oeuvre Complet de Gustave Dore. Paris: Ch. Bosse, 1931, p. 525, no. 177.

Herbert Bourne; after Gustave Doré, Christian Martyrs, 1875, engraving in ink on chine colle. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Coleman Mopper, F79.270.