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Image 1923-London-Navarre-01-007 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator John Vanderbank 
Engraver Gerard van der Gucht (reproduced by process) 
Title Supplied  
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 11 
Subject 11.1 Encounter with shepherds, real and pretended
11.2 Golden Age speech
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique 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.