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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard Grandville (?)|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote beaten by the groom of the silk merchants|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
4.4 Adventure of the merchants from Toledo
Wood engraving or Xylography
|Color||Black and white|
|Image Dimension||105 x 84|
|Page Dimension||242 x 155|
|Commentary||In the foreground, don Quixote fallen on the ground and beaten by a groom; in the background, Rocinante, fallen too, and the merchants of Toledo; one of the merchants is ordering the groom to stop beating don Quixote.
The groom's figure is quite remarkable; don Quixote's less.
Notice the different kind of drawing/engraving used for foreground (well-detailed) or background (sketched).
|Notes||1 - The illustration is not signed either by the illustrator or by the engraver.
2 - Same illustration first appeared in Tours: A. Mame, 1848.