|Illustration No.||1  |
|Title Caption||MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
02.1 Portrait of Cervantes
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. i|
|Image Dimension||128 x 74|
|Page Dimension||158 x 103|
|Commentary||Copy after the portrait designed by José del Castillo and engraved by Manuel Salvador Carmona for Madrid: Ibarra, 1780 based on a painting attributed to Alonso del Arco (donated by the Count of Aguilar to the Spanish Royal Academy; maybe a copy of some painting done during Cervantes' life); now turned and without symbolic elements (just two laurel branches).
Perfect, clean and precise engraving; fine lines (burin or etching) for grained marmor.
|Notes||1 - The painting attributed to Alonso del Arco (17th century) shows an image of Cervantes "curiously" similar to that created by William Kent (London: Tonson, 1738).|