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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Ricardo de los Ríos|
|Engraver||Ricardo de los Ríos|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote defeats the Basque|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
9.2 Conclusion of adventure with Basque
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 94|
|Image Dimension||110 x 77|
|Page Dimension||205 x 138|
|Commentary||While don Quixote, standing, aims his sword against the face of the defeated Basque, lying on the ground, the Basque lady and Sancho beg the knight not to hurt the Basque.
Ricardo de los Ríos' drawing/etching style is excellent; his figures are more sketched by short lines than clearly-drawn.
Composition and gestures lack naturality and life, too theatrical.
Notice the desert setting (desolate) and the windmill with five sails (!).
|Notes||1 - Same illustration first published in London: J. C. Nimmo and Bain, 1880.|