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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Charles-Antoine Coypel (copied after)|
|Engraver||Gerard van der Gucht|
|Title Caption||Sancho Sent by Don Quixote to the Duchess to beg leave to see her|
|Part||Part II, Madrid 1615|
30.1 DQ and SP meet the Duchess
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||between 208 and 209|
|Image Dimension||123 x 131|
|Page Dimension||160 x 166|
|Commentary||This gallant scene, with not many changes, will be habitual in 18th and 19th centuries editions.
Sancho speaks to the Duchess, who rides a white horse and holds a goshawk (accurate to Cervantes' text), and points to don Quixote.
Don Quixote's figure, in the background, is bad.
Just one maiden acompanies the Duchess; in other illustrations, her retinue is larger.
Drawing with some disproportions (between the Duchess and her horse, for example) and some gestures are artificial (maiden), but good as a whole.
|Notes||1 - This same plate was used for London: Walthoe, 1731.
2 - Turned copy after Coypel’s illustration engraved by Surugue (Paris: Surugue, 1723).