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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||Charles Grignion I|
|Title Supplied||Sancho counts don Quixote's teeth|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
18.2 SP counting DQ’s teeth
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 106|
|Image Dimension||230 x 175|
|Page Dimension||279 x 219|
|Commentary||Don Quixote, after having fought with a flock of sheep, has been stoned by the shepherds; Sancho counts how many teeth remain in his mouth.
From the whole episode, it has been chosen a comical/kind scene that shows the mutual care relation between don Quixote and Sancho; it has been chosen neither the previous fight nor the next scene (don Quixote and Sancho vomiting), two scenes of crude humour.
In the background, the shepherds bringing the flock together.
|Notes||1 - This episode was already represented by Vanderbank in London: Tonson, 1738.|