Angel Appears to Balaam | Gustave Doré | 1866

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Size: 11"x14"
Frame Style: Black Frame

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.



Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.

All framed prints feature our premium fine art paper. This is a museum-quality paper which reproduces photography and artworks with exceptional tonality and renders sharp details with consistent flatness and accuracy.


For the matted / mounted prints we use a thick 1.4mm window mount cut from premium, textured mountboard. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.

  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging