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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||Gerard van der Gucht|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote asks the galley slaves about their crimes|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
22.1 Adventure of the galley slaves (galeotes)
22.2 Dialogue with galeotes
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 194|
|Image Dimension||132 x 77|
|Page Dimension||170 x 95|
|Commentary||Good example of the kind of scenes chosen by Oldfield and Vanderbank to be represented.
Previously (Dordrecht: Savery, 1657 and Amberes: Verdussen, 1672 - 1673), don Quixote had been represented fighting with the soldiers and stoned by the galley slaves; now, none of these scenes interest them.
Don Quixote appears talking to the galley slaves (dialogue).
Idealized image of the slaves, as "good savages".
Excellent drawing and engraving (see gestures and hands: don Quixote, Sancho and slave on the left).
|Notes||1 - Same plate first engraved for London: Tonson, 1749, now partially-erased (as used in 1766 too).
2 - Plate 9.