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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||Gerard van der Gucht|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote and Sancho abducted my armed men|
|Part||Part II, Madrid 1615|
68.2 DQ abducted and taken to the Dukes´ palace
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 393|
|Image Dimension||132 x 86|
|Page Dimension||205 x 125|
|Commentary||Don Quixote and Sancho are abducted by several men armed with lances (Duke's servants); every time that don Quixote or Sancho try to speak, the men order them to keep quiet (see gestures).
Composition divided in two groups: in the foreground, don Quixote and several men; in the background, Sancho and others.
Drawing and engraving are quite remarkable; some figures have been resolved with skillful engraving; notice don Quixote's sad expression.
|Notes||1 – Plate newly engraved in a reduced and turned format by Van der Gucht after his own plate with Vanderbank’s design first engraved for London: Tonson, 1738.|