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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote knighted by the innkeeper|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
3.4 DQ knighted at inn by innkeeper
Wood engraving or Xylography
|Color||Black and white|
|Volume||I (bound with vol. II in tome I)|
|Image Dimension||106 x 104|
|Page Dimension||214 x 135|
|Commentary||Well-known scene; Johannot has resolved it with naturalism and a simple composition with the basic characters: don Quixote knelt before the innkeeper, who holds a book and a sword, and observed by both party girls/"ladies" (they do not hold either the spurs or the sword) and a boy (with a candle?); there's a light illuminating the scene from the top, but we can not see any light.
Interesting and marked light and shadow contrast.
|Notes||1 - Reprint of Johannot's illustration for Paris: Dubochet, 1836-37.|