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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||William Hogarth / John Vanderbank|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote arrives at the inn and encounters two ladies|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
2.2. DQ arrives at inn (castle)
2.3. DQ received by ”ladies”
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 7|
|Image Dimension||242 x 182|
|Page Dimension||286 x 228|
|Commentary||Don Quixote mounted on Rocinante (the innkeeper holds its reins) arrives at the inn.
Two "ladies" ("mujeres del partido") try to run away afraid of him, but he calms them down (their faces do not represent fear).
In the background, a swineherd blowing a horn; don Quixote confuses him with a dwarf welcoming the knight.
The setting has nothing to do with real "manchegan" architecture.
Drawing and engraving are excellent.
|Notes||1 - Same plate used for London: Tonson, 1738.
2 - This plate (nº 3) has no signatures; neither by the painter nor by the engraver.
3 - The original composition has been attributed to John Vanderbank, but the engraver, William Hogarth, made several changes in it (I179-183).