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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||W. H. Brown|
|Title Caption||DON QUIXOTE. The Captive conveying his Letter to Zorayda.|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
40.1 Captive’s tale continues
40.2 Captive´s love for Zoraida
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 162|
|Image Dimension||115 x 65|
|Page Dimension||138 x 87|
|Commentary||The captive, Ruy Pérez de Viedma, ties his letter to the string hold by Zoraida, whose hand appears through the window.
The scene (it should be a baño in Algiers) has not been set accurately; it is more English than Arabic.
Good drawing and engraving.
In an ornamental and architectural frame with Bacchus' symbols (thyrsus, grapevine leaves...) and a book (references to Comedy); the whole illustration has got a remarkable decorative effect.
|Notes||1 - It includes indication "Vide Vol. II. Page 162".
2 - Dated in May 6, 1797.
3 – In other copies, with the same caption and frame, for p. 235 (1797) (Ashbee).