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Image 1756-London-Tonson-01-030 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator John Vanderbank 
Engraver Bernard Baron 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote asks the galley slaves about their crimes 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 22 
Subject 22.1 Adventure of the galley slaves (galeotes)
22.2 Dialogue with galeotes
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Etching (acquaforte)
Color Black and white 
Page Number f.p. 127 
Image Dimension 250 x 183 
Page Dimension 287 x 225 
Commentary Good example of the kind of scenes chosen by Oldfield and Vanderbank to be represented.
Previously (Dordrecht: Savery, 1657 and Amberes: Verdussen, 1672 - 1673), don Quixote had been represented fighting with the soldiers and stoned by the galley slaves; now, none of these scenes interest them.
Don Quixote appears talking to the galley slaves (dialogue).
Idealized image of the slaves, as "good savages".
Excellent drawing and engraving (see gestures and hands: don Quixote, Sancho and slave on the left); the musculature of the slaves must be noted. 
Notes 1 - Same plate from London: Tonson, 1738 Spanish edition and London: Tonson, 1742 English edition.