click to enlarge
|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||Bernard Baron (reproduced by process)|
|Title Caption||QUIXOTE LIBERATES THE PRISONERS.|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
22.1 Adventure of the galley slaves (galeotes)
22.4 Liberation of galeotes
Process / Photomechanical technique
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 178|
|Image Dimension||137 x 100|
|Page Dimension||223 x 145|
|Commentary||Good example of the kind of scenes chosen by Oldfield and Vanderbank to be represented.
Previously (Dordrecht: Savery, 1657 and Amberes: Verdussen, 1672 - 1673), don Quixote had been represented fighting with the soldiers and stoned by the galley slaves; now, none of these scenes interest them.
Don Quixote appears talking to the galley slaves (dialogue).
Idealized image of the slaves, as "good savages".
Excellent drawing and engraving (see gestures and hands: don Quixote, Sancho and slave on the left); the musculature of the slaves must be noted.
|Notes||1- Reproduced in reduced size after London: Tonson, 1738.|