|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré|
|Engraver||Héliodore Joseph Pisan|
|Title Caption||IL SE PROMENAIT D'UN PAS LENT ET MESURÉ.|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
3.2 Vigil of arms
Wood engraving or Xylography
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 22|
|Image Dimension||244 x 195|
|Page Dimension||433 x 313|
|Commentary||Doré has created a simple composition with the basic elements (the arms on the well, don Quixote and the inn) where the most remarkable element is the full moon and its light and shadow effects.
Drawing and engraving are excellent.
|Notes||1 - "Gustave Doré makes it an elaborate fountain such as no arriero ever watered his mules at in the corral of any venta in Spain, and thereby entirely misses the point aimed at by Cervantes. It is the mean, prosaic, commonplace character of all the surroundings and circumstances that gives a significance to Don Quixote's vigil and the ceremony that follows" (John Ormsby, New York: T. Crowell, 1905, p. lxix).|