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Image 1853-Paris-Didier-02-007 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet 
Engraver Jean-Jacques Frilley 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote into Montesinos' cave 
Part Part II, Madrid 1615  
Chapter Chapter 23 
Subject 23.1 DQ’s tale of his experience in the cave
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Etching (acquaforte)
Color Black and white 
Volume II 
Page Number f.p. 157 
Image Dimension 74 x 63 
Page Dimension 175 x 115 
Commentary Don Quixote asleep into Montesinos' cave "dreaming" that Montesinos shows him Belerma's procession.
Montesinos and Belerma with her retinue have been drawn and engraved as transparent figures; very remarkable.
The ambiguity of the scene (real or dreamt) has been resolved with originality. 
Notes 1 - Same plate first engraved for Paris: Chez Marlin, 1830.