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Image 1749-London-02-006 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator John Vanderbank 
Engraver Gerard van der Gucht 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote relates his adventure into Montesinos' cave 
Part Part II, Madrid 1615  
Chapter Chapter 23 
Subject 23.1 DQ’s tale of his experience in the cave
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Etching (acquaforte)
Burin engraving
Color Black and white 
Volume II 
Page Number f.p. 132 
Image Dimension 130 x 85 
Page Dimension 205 x 125 
Commentary Top: don Quixote tells Sancho and the bachelor's cousin what he has seen into Montesinos' cave (notice his hands).
The bachelor's cousin listens to don Quixote attentively; Sancho with distrust (he knows the truth about Dulcinea's enchantment).
Bottom: don Quixote's encounter with Montesinos and Durandarte (sketched as an imaginary or dreamt scene).
Drawing, shading and engraving are quite 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.