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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Title Caption||THE CAPTURE OF MAMBRINO'S HELMET|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
21.3 Adventure of the helmet of Mambrino
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f. illustrated frontispiece|
|Image Dimension||112 x 96|
|Page Dimension||207 x 127|
|Commentary||Don Quixote, proud, raises Mambrino's helmet (a barber basin), while Sancho observes him smiling.
Well-known scene since Coypel (Paris: Surugue, after 1728).
Smirke has not included the traditional image of the barber fleeing away in the background.
Don Quixote and Sancho's figures are excellent, perfect portraits; masterly shading.
|Notes||1 - Extra-illustration taken from set by Smirke for London: Cadell & Davies, 1818 and included in this unique copy (not in the edition).
2 - Placed as first frontispiece.