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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Title Caption||Quixotte braving the Lion.|
|Part||Part II, Madrid 1615|
17.2 Adventure of the lion
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 290|
|Image Dimension||95 x 75|
|Page Dimension||164 x 104|
|Commentary||In the foreground, don Quixote wielding his sword ready to fight against a lion, but the animal remains into its cage although the lionkeeper has opened it.
In the background, Sancho and don Diego de Miranda running away.
Well-known composition, with little novelty.
Cruikshank's personal caricature style is remarkable; notice don Quixote's figure and the lionkeeper's expression.
|Notes||1 - Compare with another illus. by the same illustrator about the same episode for London: Knight & Lacey, 1824.
2 - Print with light foxing.