Little Red Riding Hood Meets the Wolf

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This famous engraving by Gustav Dore in 1862 depicts the first encounter between Little Red and the wolf. After looking at a lot of the illustrated versions of this story, I found his engravings quite interesting. This one in particular is very suggestive. Little Red is staring longingly into the wolf’s eyes and the large figure of the wolf surrounds and absorbs her completely. There is a clever mirroring between both figures; they are almost one in the same figure.

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