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Image 1766 London Tonson-02-008 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator John Vanderbank 
Engraver Gerard van der Gucht (?) 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote's speech about the barber basin (Mambrino's helmet) and the packsaddle 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 44 
Subject 44.3 Beginning of the dispute about the packsaddle
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Color Black and white 
Volume II 
Page Number f.p. 231 
Image Dimension 130 x 77 
Page Dimension 170 x 95 
Commentary This episode was first represented by Savery (Dordrecht: Savery, 1657), but he selected the fight; Oldfield and Vanderbank have chosen a speech.
Don Quixote, holding the barber basin, tries to convince the barber (#2) of the real nature of the basin (Mambrino's helmet).
Don Fernando, the priest, the barber (Maese Pedro) and Sancho Panza observe them.
Next to Sancho, the packsaddle that he disputed with the barber (#2).
The scene is comical because of the dialogue, not because of the action.
Drawing and engraving are excellent. 
Notes 1 - This plate was newly-engraved for this edition; it was not included in London: Tonson, 1749.
2 - Plate 15.