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Image 1756-London-Tonson-01-035 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator John Vanderbank 
Engraver Gerard van der Gucht 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote meets Princess Micomicona 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 29 
Subject 29.3 Dorotea kneels before DQ
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Etching (acquaforte)
Color Black and white 
Page Number f.p. 197 
Image Dimension 249 x 188 
Page Dimension 287 x 225 
Commentary Princess Micomicona knelt before don Quixote but he tries to prevent her from doing it (see the gesture of his hand).
Sancho Panza explains to don Quixote who Micomicona is; the barber, disguised with a beard, appears as her squire.
In the background, Cardenio and the priest (they should appear hidden).
Plate of great quality; masterly drawing and engraving (see Micomicona's face, don Quixote's hand...). 
Notes 1 - Same plate from London: Tonson, 1738 Spanish edition and London: Tonson, 1742 English edition.
2 - The basic composition for this scene was designed by Coypel (Paris: Surugue, 1724). Coypel's illustrations were widely-known in England (London: Knaplock, 1725; London: Walthoe, 1731...), but Oldfield criticized them ("Sobre las Estampas desta Historia". I, iii-iv).