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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Jacob Savery (?) (copied after)|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote fighting against the Basque and windmills|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
8.2 Adventure of the windmills (giants)
8.3 Episode with friars of St. Benedict
8.4 Adventure with the Basque
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 52|
|Image Dimension||145 x 81|
|Page Dimension||180 x 108|
|Commentary||Three different scenes in the same plate (archaic):
In the background, the first one: don Quixote attacks the windmills while Sancho tries to stop him.
In the middle ground, the second one: Sancho is beaten by the Benedictine monks' servants.
In the foreground, don Quixote fights with the Basque, while a Basque lady observes them from her carriage.
The Basque holding a stool is not accurate to Cervantes' text; it should be a cushion.
Drawing and engraving are quite acceptable.
|Notes||1 - Copied after Savery's illustration for Dordrecht: Savery, 1657.
2 - The same plate will be used for Amberes: Verdussen, 1672-73 and later editions.