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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||Gerard van der Gucht|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote relates his adventure into Montesinos' cave|
|Part||Part II, Madrid 1615|
23.1 DQ’s tale of his experience in the cave
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 201|
|Image Dimension||130 x 77|
|Page Dimension||170 x 95|
|Commentary||Top: don Quixote tells Sancho and the bachelor's cousin what he has seen into Montesinos' cave (notice his hands).
The bachelor's cousin listens to don Quixote attentively; Sancho with distrust (he knows the truth about Dulcinea's enchantment).
Bottom: don Quixote's encounter with Montesinos and Durandarte (sketched as an imaginary or dreamt scene).
Drawing, shading and engraving are quite remarkable.
|Notes||1 - Same plate first engraved for London: Tonson, 1749, now partially-erased (as used in 1766 too).
2 - Plate 21.