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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Richard Parkes Bonington|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote reading chivalry books at his library|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
1.1 DQ at his library reading chivalric novels
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||Prev. to title page|
|Image Dimension||112 x 82|
|Page Dimension||207 x 127|
|Commentary||Alonso Quijano, reading chivalry books at his library, becomes mad (notice his expression).
Usual setting; books and arms all around the room.
Don Quixote's figure has been engraved clumsily; the setting is better.
|Notes||1 - Extra-illustration included in this unique copy (not in the edition.
2 - It was first published in Le Keepsake Français (Paris/London: Giraldon-Bovinet & Co./Whittaker & Co., 1831) and in The Album Wreath (1835) with the title "Don Quixote in his study".
3 - "The design is stiff, nor does the conception altogether add to the fame of the great artist Bonington" (Ashbee 161).
4 - Placed as frontispiece.