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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Robert Smirke (copied after)|
|Title Caption||Death of Don Quixote|
|Part||Part II, Madrid 1615|
74.2 DQ makes his will
74.3 DQ dies as Alonso Quijano
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 488|
|Image Dimension||100 x 73|
|Page Dimension||161 x 100|
|Commentary||Despite the title, the illustration alludes to don Quixote making his will; around him, the notary, Sancho and the niece.
Don Quixote appears in bed and well-lighted, as center of the whole composition.
The niece looks like a figure from a painting by the Neoclassical painter David.
|Notes||1 - Copied after Smirke's illustration (London: Cadell & Davies, 1818); some figures have not been copied.|