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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Charles-Antoine Coypel (copied after)|
|Engraver||Gerard van der Gucht|
|Title Caption||Sancho's Departure for the Island of Barataria|
|Part||Part II, Madrid 1615|
44.1 SP departs for Barataria;
|Color||Black and white|
|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.