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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||Charles Grignion I|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote attacks the wineskins|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
35.2 Adventure of wineskins
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 270|
|Image Dimension||236 x 174|
|Page Dimension||279 x 219|
|Commentary||Don Quixote attacks the wineskins (accurate to Cervantes' text: asleep, dressing his shirt, a night-cap, a blanket wrapped around his left arm and wielding his sword).
The innkeeper, prepared to hit him, tries to stop him; the barber, the priest, Sancho and Dorotea observe the scene.
Scene resolved with naturalism.
Sancho's figure (almost as a grotesque buffoon) is remarkable.
|Notes||1 - This episode was also represented by Vanderbank in London: Tonson, 1738, but in a different way.|