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Image 1833-London-Effingham-02-007 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator George Cruikshank 
Engraver George Cruikshank 
Title Caption Quixotte braving the Lion. 
Title Supplied  
Part Part II, Madrid 1615  
Chapter Chapter 17 
Subject 17.2 Adventure of the lion
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Etching (acquaforte)
Color Black and white 
Volume II 
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.