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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Charles-Antoine Coypel (copied after)|
|Engraver||Gerard van der Gucht|
|Title Caption||Don Quixote knighted in the inn|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
3.4 DQ knighted at inn by innkeeper
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||between 14 and 15|
|Image Dimension||122 x 128|
|Page Dimension||160 x 166|
|Commentary||Accurate to Cervantes' text, the innkeeper, holding a sword and a book, knights don Quixote, knelt down in front of him.
Doña Tolosa (figure of great beauty) holds don Quixote's sword and doña Molinera his shield (it should be the spurs).
The boy with a candle also appears.
The other two women (that near a well is quite remarkable), do not belong to Cervantes' text.
Excellent drawing and engraving; very detailed representation.
Gallant view of the inn patio.
|Notes||1 - Turned copy after Coypel’s illustration engraved by Cochin père (Paris: Surugue, 1724).
2 - This same plate was used for London: Walthoe, 1731.