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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||Gerard van der Gucht|
|Title Supplied||Sancho asks don Quixote for the island he was promised to govern|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
10.1 SP asks DQ for his insula
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 52|
|Image Dimension||132 x 87|
|Page Dimension||205 x 125|
|Commentary||After having defeated the Basque (fallen in the background with two Basque ladies), don Quixote is asked by Sancho for the government of his island; the knight tells Sancho that he must wait (see don Quixote's hand).
Don Quixote and Sancho's figures are well-detailed drawn and engraved; their gestures and faces are very remarkable.
|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; in 1738 there were three Basque ladies.|