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Image 1749-London-01-001-f 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator John Vanderbank 
Engraver Gerard van der Gucht 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Cervantes receives his arms to fight Chivalric Books 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter 02. Frontispiece 
Subject 02.3 Allegorical/symbolic representations
Illustration Type Frontispiece
Technique Burin engraving
Etching (acquaforte)
Color Black and white 
Page Number f. title page 
Image Dimension 132 x 87 
Page Dimension 205 x 125 
Commentary Allegorical frontispiece.
Cervantes, as Hercules Musagetes (followed by the nine Muses), receives from a satyr the arms (Comedy mask) to fight the monsters (Chivalric books) that have invaded Mount Parnassus.
Figures of great and classical beauty.
Excellent drawing and engraving (Muses' faces, tunics, Hercules' musculature...). 
Notes 1 – Plate newly engraved in a reduced size by Van der Gucht after his own plate with Vanderbank’s design first engraved for London: Tonson, 1738.