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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||Gerard van der Gucht|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote knighted by the innkeeper|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
3.4 DQ knighted at inn by innkeeper
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 16|
|Image Dimension||132 x 88|
|Page Dimension||205 x 125|
|Commentary||In the center of the composition, don Quixote kneels before the innkeeper (holding a book and a sword).
In the background, doña Molinera with don Quixote's spurs and doña Tolosa with his sword.
In the foreground, a candle, held by a boy, creates interesting light and shadow effects (see innkeeper, don Quixote's armour...).
Good drawing and engraving.
|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.
2 - The figure of the innkeeper has been attributed to William Hogarth.