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Image 1756-London-Tonson-02-042 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator John Vanderbank 
Engraver Gerard van der Gucht 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Altisidora's mock death 
Part Part II, Madrid 1615  
Chapter Chapter 69 
Subject 69.1 DQ and SP back the Dukes´ palace
69.2 Altisidora’s mock death and resurrection
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Etching (acquaforte)
Color Black and white 
Volume II 
Page Number f.p. 372 
Image Dimension 245 x 184 
Page Dimension 287 x 225 
Commentary In the foreground, Altisidora lying "dead" on a catafalque, with a palm branch and lighted by several wax tapers; a young boy "vestido a lo Romano" playing the harp; don Quixote contemplating the "corpse"; Sancho Panza dressing a capirote with devils and a tunic with flames; "mirábase Sancho de arriba a abajo veíase ardiendo en llamas, pero como no le quemaban, no los estimaba en dos ardites" (69:2).
In the background, Minos, Rhadamanthus (both as kings), the Duke and the Duchess surrounded by servants.
Highly-theatrical and dramatic composition; accurate to Cervantes' text in all its details.
The figures of Altisidora and the harp player are of great beauty; don Quixote's figure has great force.
Excellent illustration. 
Notes 1 - Same plate from London: Tonson, 1738 Spanish edition and London: Tonson, 1742 English edition.