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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Charles-Antoine Coypel (copied after)|
|Engraver||Gerard van der Gucht|
|Title Caption||Don Quixote Knighted in the Inn|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
3.4 DQ knighted at inn by innkeeper
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 15|
|Image Dimension||122 x 130|
|Page Dimension||160 x 160|
|Commentary||Accurate to Cervantes' text, the innkeeper, holding a sword and a book, knights don Quixote, knelt down before him.
Doña Tolosa (figure of great beauty) holds don Quixote's sword and doña Molinera his shield (it should be the spurs).
The boy with a candle also appears.
Other two women (that near a well is quite remarkable) do not belong to Cervantes' text.
Gallant view of the inn patio.
|Notes||1 - Same plate first engraved for London: Knaplock, 1725; turned copy after Coypel’s illustration engraved by Cochin père (Paris: Surugue, 1724).|