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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||Gerard van der Gucht (reproduced by process)|
|Title Caption||DEATH OF DON QUIXOTE.|
|Part||Part II, Madrid 1615|
74.1 DQ falls ill and recovers his sanity
74.2 DQ makes his will
Process / Photomechanical technique
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 528|
|Image Dimension||135 x 100|
|Page Dimension||223 x 145|
|Commentary||In the center of the composition, don Quixote in his bed, accepting the crucifix that the priest shows him (symbol of his sane and Christian death), and surrounded by the niece, an unknown figure, Sancho Panza, the bachelor Sansón Carrasco, other unknown figure, the barber, the housekeeper and the notary.
The figure of the niece, as a classical Mary Magdalene, is highly remarkable.
Well-resolved scene, theatrical (canopy), but not too much dramatic; only three figures with sad expressions (Sancho, the innkeeper and the niece).
|Notes||1 - Reproduced in reduced size after London: Tonson, 1738.|