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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||Andrew, Best & Leloir|
|Title Supplied||Cervantes writing his prologue with a friend|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
03.1 Cervantes writing prologue/story
03.2 Cervantes and his “friend”
Wood engraving or Xylography
|Color||Black and white|
|Volume||I (bound with vol. II in tome I)|
|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.|