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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Arthur Boyd Houghton|
|Title Caption||It would have gone hard with him had not the ladies entreated that he would spare the life of their squire.|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
9.2 Conclusion of adventure with Basque
Wood engraving or Xylography
|Color||Black and white|
|Image Dimension||139 x 102|
|Page Dimension||206 x 147|
|Commentary||The Basque ladies begging don Quixote not to hurt the Basque, lying on the ground defeated by him; his mule appears upside down.
The group of the Basque lady embracing don Quixote, the knight and the defeated Basque is worth noting.
Drawing and engraving are excellent; notice the well-drawn volume of the dress, the elegant use of long wavy lines (in keeping with Art Nouveau style) and those two ladies embracing each other.