Angel Appears to Balaam | Gustave Doré | 1866

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Size: 11"x14"

This illustration by Gustave Doré, titled "The Angel Appears to Balaam," created around 1866, is a detailed engraving that depicts a biblical scene from the Book of Numbers in the Old Testament.

In this dramatic and dynamic illustration, an angel stands with a sword drawn, blocking the path of Balaam, who is riding a donkey. The angel, emanating a divine and authoritative presence, is depicted with large, majestic wings and flowing robes. Balaam, with a look of astonishment and fear, is turned towards the angel. His donkey appears alarmed, adding to the tension of the moment. The background features a turbulent sky, illuminated by the light of the moon breaking through the clouds, enhancing the mystical and foreboding atmosphere. The intricate details and the use of light and shadow typical of Doré’s work bring the scene to life, highlighting the confrontation and the divine intervention.



A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasises different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints feature a 0.25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 

Our Eco Credentials Include:

  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
  • Local fulfilment reduces carbon emissions
  • Contains no plastic


11 x 14 Inches = 28 cm x 35.5 cm

16 x 20 Inches = 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm