Image 1880-1883Barcelona-Montaner-01-002 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Ricardo Balaca y Canseco 
Engraver Celestino SadurnĂ­ y Deop 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote reading at his library 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 1 
Subject 1.1 DQ at his library reading chivalric novels
Illustration Type Head vignette
Technique Wood engraving or Xylography
Color Black and white 
Page Number
Image Dimension 175 x 195 
Page Dimension 365 x 265 
Commentary Excellent image of don Quixote reading chivalry novels; heiress of French and English Romanticism editions.
The image of don Quixote appears surrounded by elements of the reality (a wind-mill, Sancho and his donkey, books, the basin, his arms...) and from his fantasy (knights, dragon, castles, a giant's head...).
The engraving is masterly; SadurnĂ­ proves to be a skilful wood engaver (see shading, diffusing effects and carefully-done details).