click to enlarge
Image 1756-London-Tonson-02-031 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator John Vanderbank 
Engraver Gerard van der Gucht 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied  
Part Part II, Madrid 1615  
Chapter Chapter 55 
Subject 55.2 SP is rescued by DQ
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Etching (acquaforte)
Color Black and white 
Volume II 
Page Number f.p. 302 
Image Dimension 253 x 180 
Page Dimension 287 x 225 
Commentary Three servants of the Duke takes Sancho out of a pit; don Quixote, mounted on Rocinante, observes him.
This episode becomes symbolic when a student (right) exclaims: "De esta manera habĂ­an de salir de sus Gobiernos todos los malos Gobernadores, como sale este pecador del profundo del abismo, muerto de hambre, descolorido, y sin blanca a lo que creo" (55:2).
First representation of this episode.
The main figures with excellent and detailed drawing and engraving. 
Notes 1 - Same plate from London: Tonson, 1738 Spanish edition and London: Tonson, 1742 English edition.