Image 1863Paris-Hachette-01-109 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré 
Engraver Héliodore Joseph Pisan 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied El Curioso Impertinente 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 34 
Subject 34.1 Reading of El curioso impertinente continues
Illustration Type Head vignette
Technique Wood engraving or Xylography
Color Black and white 
Page Number 275 
Image Dimension 123 x 194 
Page Dimension 433 x 313 
Commentary The meaning of this illustration (a horseman, "send" by Cupid, rides in full gallop towards a house where the devil is waiting) is quite dark; it could refer to two different scenes.
If the horseman is Lotario, it may refers to the moment when he, impulsed by his love for Camila (Cupid), returns to her house to seduce her (committing a bad action symbolized by the devil).
If the horse is Anselmo, it may refers to the moment when he, full of jealousy (Cupid), goes to Lotario's house (in this case, the devil symbolizes Lotario's betrayal).