DORE, GUSTAVE. Merlin Paints the Young Knight's Shield. Gouache, watercolor and ink on laid paper, signed 'G. Dore' lower right. 40.6 x 30.5 cm. (16 x 12 in.), top half of sheet wrinkled, lower third of sheet with repair tear affectin Merlin's robe, the original drawing for Plate 6 of Tennysons's 'Vivien' from his Idylls of the King, London: Moxon and Co., 1867. We are grateful to Samuel F. Clapp for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.