Le Monde illustré

Le Monde illustré (title translation: The Illustrated World) was a leading illustrated news magazine in France which was published from 1857–1940 and again from 1945 to 1956. It was in many ways similar to its contemporary English-language newsmagazine The Illustrated London News and should not be confused with the French newspaper Le Monde.

History and profileEdit

Le Monde illustré was established in 1857.[1] Many of the highly realistic prints published in the medium of wood-engraving were actually made from photographs (through intermediary drawings), at a time when photographic reproduction in print was not technically feasible until the late nineteenth century. Among its artists were Godefroy Durand and Hector Giacomelli.



  1. ^ Tom Gretton (2000). "Difference and Competition: The Imitation and Reproduction of Fine Art in a Nineteenth-Century Illustrated Weekly News Magazine". Oxford Art Journal. 23 (2). JSTOR 3600512.

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