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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard Grandville|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote puts the barber basin on his head|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
21.3 Adventure of the helmet of Mambrino
Wood engraving or Xylography
|Color||Black and white|
|Image Dimension||100 x 83|
|Page Dimension||242 x 155|
|Commentary||Don Quixote, mounted on Rocinante, puts the barber basin on his head while Sancho observes him astonished.
In the background, the barber running away.
Well-known scene and traditional composition; it has been resolved with expressive drawing/engraving (with light disproportions too; notice the donkey and Rocinante), but very effective.
|Notes||1 - Same illustration first appeared in Tours: A. Mame, 1848.|