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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Adolf Schrödter (copied after)|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote reading chivalry books at his library|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
1.1 DQ at his library reading chivalric novels
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 1|
|Image Dimension||176 x 141|
|Page Dimension||236 x 180|
|Commentary||Don Quixote at his library reading the Amadis de Gaula; different chivalry books (El Caballero de la Cruz, Don Belianis, Palmerin by Silva, Historia del famoso Caballero Tirante el blanco, Florismarte de Hircania) and arms all around the room.
This is one of the most worth-noting images of Alonso Quijano becoming don Quixote; notice the intensity of his expression and look.
Masterly drawing; very remarkable setting too (the armchair, books, lance...).
|Notes||1 - Placed as frontispiece.
2 - Glyphographic copy by Taylor & Wass after the original plate designed and etched by Schrödter first appeared in an illustrated wrapper in Altona/Leipzig: G. Mayer (printed in Leipzig by G. Kreysing), 1863.
3 - Glyphography: A process similar to etching, in which, by means of voltaic electricity, a raised copy of a drawing is made, so that it can be used to print from.