|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré|
|Engraver||Héliodore Joseph Pisan|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote and the lion|
|Part||Part II, Madrid 1615|
17.2 Adventure of the lion
Wood engraving or Xylography
|Color||Black and white|
|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.|