For some reason illustrations of dragons and other mythical creatures don't interest me very much, so I skipped through the exhibit quickly, focusing my iPhone on works by illustrators who do interest me. Those works had minimal monster content.
Below are some of my photos. Featured are details of the original artwork for readers interested in technique. They are presented in chronological order. Click on images to enlarge.
I think of Doré in terms of etchings. Of course he could paint, and in color. This is a black and white painting dealing with the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War that ended badly for the French.
Cornwell usually dealt in conventional subjects, so this fairly early work is interesting in that he didn't need to research setting details.
Parrish's style is the antithesis of Cornwell's.
This is slightly cropped. A fairly early Jones that has hints of Frank Frazetta's style.
Blackshear, aside from postage stamp designs, seems to do more Fine Art work than illustration.
Manchess' style is strong and painterly.