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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Charles-Antoine Coypel (copied after)|
|Engraver||Gerard van der Gucht|
|Title Caption||Sancho's departure for the Island of Barataria|
|Part||Part II, Madrid 1615|
44.1 SP departs for Barataria;
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||between t.p. and 1|
|Image Dimension||121 x 125|
|Page Dimension||160 x 166|
|Commentary||In the center of the composition, don Quixote embraces Sancho before leaving for Barataria Island; on the left, the Duke and servants; on the right, the Duchess and servants.
Theatrical and well-balanced composition.
Court scene in keeping with Coypel's style (gallery of Ionic columns, detailed architectures, fountains, rich clothes...).
Detailed drawing and engraving (see Duke and Duchess' faces).
The same mule (on the left) appears in "The Pretended Princess of Micomicon...".
|Notes||1 - This same plate was used for London: Walthoe, 1731.
2 - Turned copy after Coypel’s illustration engraved by Surugue (Paris: Surugue, c. 1724).