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Image 1877-Tours-Mame-01-001-f 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard Grandville / Adrien Feart (frame) 
Engraver François Théodore Ruhierre / Adrien Feart (frame) 
Title Caption L'hôte donna à Don Quichotte un grand coup du plat d'épée sur l'épaule, marmottant toujours quelque chose entre ses dents. 
Title Supplied  
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 3 
Subject 3.4 DQ knighted at inn by innkeeper
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Etching (acquaforte)
Color Black and white 
Page Number f. title page 
Image Dimension 127 x 98 
Page Dimension 242 x 155 
Commentary At the inn, don Quixote, knelt, knighted by the innkeeper; also the boy holding a candle and two party girls (doña Tolosa and doña Molinera); a third woman too (the innkeeper's wife?).
Well-known scene and basic composition, but it has been represented with masterly drawing and engraving; notice shading, details (clouds, candle light effects...), faces and expressions.
Remarkable and highly-detailed ornamental frame; it includes Arab architectures and chivalry books (Amadis de Gaule, Don Belianis, Miroir de la Chevalerie....).
Publisher's initials, "A. M." (A. Mame), appear in the book Miroir de la Chevalerie
Notes 1 - Placed as frontispiece.
2 - Same illustration first appeared in Tours: A. Mame, 1848.
3 - Printed on China paper.