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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||Gerard van der Gucht|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote's night adventure with Maritornes|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
16.2 Episode of Maritornes
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 127|
|Image Dimension||132 x 77|
|Page Dimension||170 x 95|
|Commentary||Don Quixote speaks to Maritornes as if she was a maiden and she flees away from him.
On the left, the muleteer.
This episode was first represented by Savery (Dordrecht: Savery, 1675), but in a very different way.
Savery was interested in the humorous fight between Sancho, Maritornes and the muleteer.
Olfield and Vanderbank chose a funny moment not because of the action, but of the dialogue.
Engraving and drawing are excellent.
|Notes||1 - Same plate first engraved for London: Tonson, 1749, now partially-erased (as used in 1766 too).
2 - Plate 6.