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Image 1749-London-01-004 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator John Vanderbank 
Engraver Gerard van der Gucht 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote at his library 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 1 
Subject 1.1 DQ at his library reading chivalric novels
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Etching (acquaforte)
Burin engraving
Color Black and white 
Page Number f.p. 1 
Image Dimension 132 x 87 
Page Dimension 205 x 125 
Commentary Don Quixote, dressed as a 18th century English gentleman, reads peacefully while he observes his family arms (on the wall); these, far from looking like "tomadas de orín y llenas de moho, luengos siglos había, que estaban puestas y olvidadas en un rincón" (1:1), appear new and neat.
Drawing and engraving are good (don Quixote's figure, furniture, books, arms...); not so the room, too small, cold and without details. 
Notes 1 – Plate newly engraved in a reduced size by Van der Gucht after Vertue's plate with Vanderbank’s design first engraved for London: Tonson, 1738; in the original, there was a fireplace on the left too.