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Image 1749-London-01-017 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator John Vanderbank 
Engraver Gerard van der Gucht 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote encounters some penitents with a sculpture of the Virgin Mary 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 52 
Subject 52.2 Encounter with penitents (disciplinantes)
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Etching (acquaforte)
Color Black and white 
Page Number f.p. 398 
Image Dimension 131 x 86 
Page Dimension 205 x 125 
Commentary From the whole episode, it has been chosen a non violent scene.
Don Quixote orders the penitents to release the lady (a sculpture of the Virgin Mary) that they have taken prisoner.
Sancho tries to stop him.
The group of the penitents with the sculpture is not accurate to Spanish processions, but its composition has been resolved well.
Drawing and engraving 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.