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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||Gerard van der Gucht (reproduced by process)|
|Title Caption||QUIXOTE AND THE GOAT-HERDS.|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
11.1 Encounter with shepherds, real and pretended
11.2 Golden Age speech
Process / Photomechanical technique
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 70|
|Image Dimension||130 x 100|
|Page Dimension||223 x 145|
|Commentary||In "Sobre las Estampas desta Historia" (I, i-viii), John Oldfield defends the selection of episodes with dialogues and speeches.
In the center, don Quixote talks to several shepherds about the Golden Age; the shepherds listen to him captively and attentively.
One shepherd (left foreground) is especially remarkable; his figure is classical.
In contrast to this shepherd, Sancho does not listen to don Quixote and his only worry is eating; he looks like a gluttonous child (this figure is very different to those in other illustrations).
|Notes||1- Reproduced in reduced size after London: Tonson, 1738.|