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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||José del Castillo|
|Engraver||Gerónimo Antonio Gil|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote knighted at the inn|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
3.4 DQ knighted at inn by innkeeper
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 14|
|Image Dimension||208 x 145|
|Page Dimension||350 x 262|
|Commentary||At the inn courtyard, the innkeeper knights don Quixote, knelt before him. Also doña Tolosa (with a sword), doña Molinera (with the spurs) and the boy holding a candle.
Well-known scene, previously represented; now, it becomes "Spanish" and realistic (see detailed inn).
Forced drawing and some details are not very correct (don Quixote and innkeeper's figures); the illustration as a whole is good.
The realistic figure of the boy holding a candle is remarkable.
|Notes||1 - Same plate first used for Madrid: Ibarra, 1780.|