Image 1863Paris-Hachette-02-039 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré 
Engraver Héliodore Joseph Pisan 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote and the lion 
Part Part II, Madrid 1615  
Chapter Chapter 17 
Subject 17.2 Adventure of the lion
Illustration Type Head vignette
Technique Wood engraving or Xylography
Color Black and white 
Volume II 
Page Number 108 
Image Dimension 124 x 192 
Page Dimension 433 x 313 
Commentary The scene is well-known, but Doré has resolved it with certain novelty; don Quixote prepared to fight with the lion has been placed in the background (not in the foregound as traditionally), and don Diego de Miranda and Sancho in the foreground observing don Quixote from a safety distance (not running away towards the background as in previous editions).
Notice also the lion presenting its hind-quartes to don Quixote (accurate to Cervantes' text); it improves the humour of the scene.
Good drawing and engraving. 
Notes The next chapter illustration reproduces almost the same scene.