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Image 1725-London-Knaplock-04-003 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Charles-Antoine Coypel (copied after) 
Engraver Gerard van der Gucht 
Title Caption Sancho's departure for the Island of Barataria 
Title Supplied  
Part Part II, Madrid 1615  
Chapter Chapter 44 
Subject 44.1 SP departs for Barataria;
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Color Black and white 
Volume IV 
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).