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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Charles-Antoine Coypel (copied after by Bonard)|
|Title Supplied||Love and Wealth's dance during Camacho's wedding|
|Part||Part II, Madrid 1615|
20.1 Wedding of Camacho
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 259|
|Image Dimension||118 x 70|
|Page Dimension||167 x 95|
|Commentary||Well-ballanced composition; in the center, Cupid, dancing in front of a castle where a Virgin is protected.
On the left, as part of Cupid's retinue, Poetry (with Fame's trumpet), Prudence (as a prudent virgin with a small oil lamp) and Wisdom (as Athena); Wisdom does not appear in Cervantes' original text, but she does in the French translations (Sagesse).
On the right, Wealth and his retinue: Liberality (with the cornucopia and a pair of compasses) and Largesse.
According to Cervantes' text, they should also appear Valor, Nobility, Treasure and Quiet Possession.
The first retinue refers to Basilio, the second one to Camacho.
Sancho eats while don Quixote observes this performance.
Drawing and engraving are good.
|Notes||1 - Same plate first used for Paris: Compagnie des Libraires, 1732.
2 - Turned copy with a new vertical format after Coypel’s illustration (Paris: Surugue, c. 1724); Coypel included Valor/Nobility's figure holding a crown.