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Image 1725-London-Knaplock-03-008 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Charles-Antoine Coypel (copied after) 
Engraver Gerard van der Gucht 
Title Caption Don Quixote attended by the Dutchess's women 
Title Supplied  
Part Part II, Madrid 1615  
Chapter Chapter 31 
Subject 31.1 DQ and SP at the Dukes´ palace
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Color Black and white 
Volume III 
Page Number between 234 and 235 
Image Dimension 118 x 132 
Page Dimension 160 x 166 
Commentary Coypel chooses a great number of episodes about don Quixote and the Dukes because these scenes allow him to design theatrical, court and baroque compositions.
This is one of those great and theatrical illustrations (with rich clothes, many figures, detailed baroque arquitectures, French gardens, curtains...), but the result is not very much accurate to Cervantes' text. Don Quixote was undressed by the Duchess' maidens, but he dressed himself alone, just with Sancho.
The maiden who looks at the viewer and points to the scene is remarkable.
Carefully-drawn and engraved gestures (hands); these gestures establish relations between characters. 
Notes 1 - This same plate was used for London: Walthoe, 1731.
2 - Turned copy after Coypel’s illustration engraved by Surugue (Paris: Surugue, 1724).
3 - The plate includes the reference "Vol. 3, Chap. 33", but this scene belongs to chapter 31:2.