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Image 1749-London-02-016 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator John Vanderbank 
Engraver Gerard van der Gucht 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote's last will 
Part Part II, Madrid 1615  
Chapter Chapter 74 
Subject 74.2 DQ makes his will
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Etching (acquaforte)
Burin engraving
Color Black and white 
Volume II 
Page Number f.p. 419 
Image Dimension 132 x 86 
Page Dimension 205 x 125 
Commentary In the center of the composition, don Quixote in his bed, accepting the crucifix that the priest shows him (symbol of his sane and Christian death), and surrounded by the niece, an unknown figure, Sancho Panza, the bachelor Sansón Carrasco, other unknown figure, the barber, the housekeeper and the notary.
The figure of the niece, as a classical Mary Magdalene, is remarkable.
Well-resolved scene, theatrical (canopy), but not too much dramatic.
Drawing and engraving are excellent. 
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.