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Image 1756-London-Tonson-02-047 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator John Vanderbank 
Engraver Gerard van der Gucht 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote's last will 
Part Part II, Madrid 1615  
Chapter Chapter 74 
Subject 74.1 DQ falls ill and recovers his sanity
74.2 DQ makes his will
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Etching (acquaforte)
Color Black and white 
Volume II 
Page Number f.p. 395 
Image Dimension 253 x 187 
Page Dimension 287 x 225 
Commentary In the center of the composition, don Quixote in his bed, accepting the crucifix that the priest shows him (symbol of his sane and Christian death), and surrounded by the niece, an unknown figure, Sancho Panza, the bachelor Sansón Carrasco, other unknown figure, the barber, the housekeeper and the notary.
The figure of the niece, as a classical Mary Magdalene, is highly remarkable.
Well-resolved scene, theatrical (canopy), but not too much dramatic; only three figures with sad expressions (Sancho, the innkeeper and the niece).
Drawing and engraving are excellent. 
Notes 1 - Same plate from London: Tonson, 1738 Spanish edition and London: Tonson, 1742 English edition.