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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Charles-Antoine Coypel (copied after)|
|Engraver||Jan van der Gucht|
|Title Supplied||Donna Rodriguez surpriz'd by the Dutchesses Waiting Women while she was Conversing with Don Quixot in the Dead of the Night|
|Part||Part II, Madrid 1615|
48.1 Doña Rodríguez visits DQ at night in his room
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 46|
|Image Dimension||120 x 133|
|Page Dimension||160 x 160|
|Commentary||On the left, don Quixote, bandaged and in bed, and doña Rodríguez talking by the light of a candle (accurate to Cervantes' text).
From the right, Altisidora and other Duchess' maidens arrive holding their shoes; one of them is almost catching doña Rodríguez.
Extraordinary detailed setting (furniture, canopy, clock...).
Excellent drawing and engraving.
Coypel has inserted one anecdotal element: a cat observing a mouse.
|Notes||1 - Turned copy after Coypel’s illustration (Paris: Surugue, c. 1728-30).|