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Image 1852-London-Willoughby-01-005 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Tony Johannot 
Engraver Andrew, Best & Leloir 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Cervantes writing his prologue with a friend 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter 03. Prologue 
Subject 03.1 Cervantes writing prologue/story
03.2 Cervantes and his “friend”
Illustration Type Vignette
Technique Wood engraving or Xylography
Color Black and white 
Volume I (bound with vol. II in tome I) 
Page Number xx 
Image Dimension 116 x 103 
Page Dimension 214 x 135 
Commentary Cervantes, in his prison in Argamasilla de Alba, receives the visit of a friend while writing his prologue. Cervantes asks him (see his gesture) for an advise to write it.
This scene is used as the most representative of the prologue.
In a frame with Arabesque designs. 
Notes 1 - Reprint of Johannot's illustration for Paris: Dubochet, 1836-37.