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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||George Vertue (reproduced by process)|
|Title Caption||RETRATO DE CERVANTES DE SAAVEDRA POR EL MISMO.|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
02.1 Portrait of Cervantes
Process / Photomechanical technique
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. xx|
|Image Dimension||137 x 100|
|Page Dimension||223 x 145|
|Commentary||Cervantes' portrait as a writer (holding a quill, at his library...) and as a soldier (helmet and sword on the wall).
In the background, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza represented in an ambiguous way. Are they real? (in a window) or fictitious? (in a painting).
Large size figure.
|Notes||1 - Reproduced in reduced size after London: Tonson, 1738.|