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Image 1742-London-01-009 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator John Vanderbank 
Engraver George Vertue 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote at his library 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 1 
Subject 1.1 DQ at his library reading chivalric novels
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Etching (acquaforte)
Burin engraving
Color Black and white 
Page Number f.p. 3 
Image Dimension 235 x 183 
Page Dimension 286 x 228 
Commentary Don Quixote, dressed as a 18th century English gentleman, reads peacefully while he observes his family arms (over the fireplace); these, far from looking like "tomadas de orín y llenas de moho, luengos siglos había, que estaban puestas y olvidadas en un rincón" (1:1), appear new and neat.
Drawing and engraving are excellent (don Quixote's figure, furniture, books, arms...); not so the room, too small, cold and without details. 
Notes 1 - Same plate used for London: Tonson, 1738.