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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||Lacoste Aîné (the elder)|
|Title Caption||Premières inspirations de Don Quichotte|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
1.1 DQ at his library reading chivalric novels
Wood engraving or Xylography
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 80|
|Image Dimension||106 x 83|
|Page Dimension||232 x 150|
|Commentary||Canonical image of don Quixote standing up in his library and getting mad reading chivalry novels; notice his gesture and expression.
Drawing and engraving with tachiste style.
|Notes||1 - This illustration did not appear in Paris: Maresq et Cie., 1847.
2 - Don Quixote's figure and setting (Gothic window, dog, arms, table, armchair...) have been copied after Johannot's frontispiece (Paris: Dubochet, 1836-37), but their positions have been changed.