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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Title Caption||DON QUIXOTE RECEIVING THE PRINCESS MICOMICONA|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
29.3 Dorotea kneels before DQ
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f. title page|
|Image Dimension||118 x 98|
|Page Dimension||207 x 127|
|Commentary||In Sierra Morena, princess Micomicona (Dorotea) kneels before don Quixote begging for his help; the barber disguised as her squire with a fake beard (ox-tail).
Well-known scene and composition since Coypel (Paris: Surugue, 1724); illustration with little novelty in content, but with excellent drawing and engraving; they are masterly.
Dorotea's beauty and detailed face are very remarkable.
Also Sancho (with suspicious looking), the priest and Cardenio (both hidden).
|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 frontispiece.