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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||Gerard van der Gucht|
|Title Supplied||Duke's servants abduct don Quixote and Sancho|
|Part||Part II, Madrid 1615|
68.2 DQ abducted and taken to the Dukes´ palace
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 371|
|Image Dimension||253 x 185|
|Page Dimension||287 x 225|
|Commentary||Don Quixote and Sancho are abducted by several men armed with lances (Duke's servants); every time that don Quixote or Sancho try to speak, the men order them to keep quiet (see gestures).
Composition divided in two groups: in the foreground, don Quixote and several men; in the background, Sancho and others.
Drawing and engraving are masterly; notice don Quixote mounted on Rocinante with an excellent sad expression and the man on horseback on the left.
|Notes||1 - Same plate from London: Tonson, 1738 Spanish edition and London: Tonson, 1742 English edition.|