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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Albert d'Arnoux 'Bertall'|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote reading chivalry books in his library|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
1.1 DQ at his library reading chivalric novels
Wood engraving or Xylography
|Color||Black and white|
|Image Dimension||130 x 80|
|Page Dimension||184 x 120|
|Commentary||Second representation about the same subject, but with a very different conception.
Alonso Quijano, reading chivalry books, becomes mad.
In the background, an errant knight fighting against giants and dragons to save a princess; a painting on the wall? or don Quixote's imagination?; well-resolved ambiguity (reality or fantasy?).
Excellent drawing and engraving.
|Notes||1 - Same illustration first appeared in Paris: Hachette, 1853 (and 1859).|