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Image 1731-London-Walthoe-04-003 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Charles-Antoine Coypel (copied after) 
Engraver Gerard van der Gucht 
Title Caption Sancho's Departure for the Island of Barataria 
Title Supplied  
Part Part II, Madrid 1615  
Chapter Chapter 44 
Subject 44.1 SP departs for Barataria;
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Color Black and white 
Volume IV 
Page Number f.p. 1 
Image Dimension 124 x 128 
Page Dimension 160 x 160 
Commentary In the center of the composition, don Quixote embraces Sancho before the squire leaves for Barataria Island.
On the left, the Duke and servants.
On the right, the Duchess and servants.
Theatrical and well-balanced composition.
Court scene suitable to Coypel's style (gallery of Ionic columns, detailed architectures, fountains, rich clothes...).
Detailed drawing and engraving (see Duke and Duchess' faces).
The same mule (on the left) appears in "The Pretended Princess of Micomicon...". 
Notes 1 - Same plate first engraved for London: Knaplock, 1725; turned copy after Coypel’s illustration engraved by Surugue (Paris: Surugue, c. 1724).
2 - In 1731 edition, volume IV is in tome II; in 1725, there were four tomes.