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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||John Gilbert (copied after)|
|Engraver||John William Orr|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote and the Basque Lady|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
9.2 Conclusion of adventure with Basque
Wood engraving or Xylography
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 65|
|Image Dimension||111 x 93|
|Page Dimension||229 x 145|
|Commentary||Gilbert, with certain originallity, did not choose the well-known fight between don Quixote and the Basque, but this later moment; tha Basque Lady asks don Quixote not tu hurt the defeated Basque (lying almost dead behind don Quixote).
Don Quixote appears with a gesture of victory and clemency too.
The engraving in women's dresses (see shading and pleats) is quite remarkable.
|Notes||1 - Excellent and highly-detailed copy after Gilbert's illustration (London: Charles Daly, 1842 and London: Bohn, 1842).|