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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Title Caption||Don Quixote finding Mambrino's Helmet|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
21.3 Adventure of the helmet of Mambrino
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 191|
|Image Dimension||120 x 79|
|Page Dimension||174 x 101|
|Commentary||Don Quixote puts on his head a basin barber (Mambrino's helmet) while Sancho observes him laughing; in the background, the barber flees away.
The most of the illustrations in this edition are resolved with a similar composition; not many characters in the foreground framed by a big tree.
Good picturesque details; see Rocinante and the donkey.
It reminds Coyple's illustration (Paris: Surugue, 1724).
|Notes||The illustration is dated on September 1, 1792.|