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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||John Gilbert (copied after)|
|Engraver||John William Orr|
|Title Supplied||Frontispiece with don Quixote and Sancho, Cervantes' portrait and the scrutiny of don Quixote's library|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
02.1 Portrait of Cervantes
02.2 Quixote illustration
Wood engraving or Xylography
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 1|
|Image Dimension||188 x 93|
|Page Dimension||229 x 145|
|Commentary||In the center, don Quixote and Sancho according to their canonical image; they appear over a pedestal, where the scene of the scrutiny of don Quixote's library is represented, and surrounded by a frame elaborated with different elements (Dulcinea, almost as a divine vision, damsels, castles, knights, enchanters, dragons, armies...).
In the lower part, Cervantes' portrait, arms, the basin and a sand clock.
The frontispiece is in keeping with Romanticism liking for joining reality with don Quixote's fantasies.
|Notes||1 - Excellent copy after Gilbert's illustration (London: Charles Daly, 1842 and London: Bohn, 1842).|