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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote healed by the innkeeper's wife|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
16.1 DQ and SP arrival at second inn
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 304|
|Image Dimension||129 x 101|
|Page Dimension||230 x 135|
|Commentary||The innkeeper's wife and daughter curing don Quixote's wounds; also Maritornes, holding a candle, and Sancho.
Notice Hogarth's scathing and satirical style in some figures: the innkeeper's wife, Maritornes or Sancho.
Maritornes' figure is especially remarkable; very grotesque.
The light and shadow contrasts are very strong; they suggest a very gloomy atmosphere (as a scene of witches); quite remarkable too.
The quality of drawing and engraving is excellent.
|Notes||1 - Same plate first engraved for Hogarth Illustrated (London: J. & J. Boydel, 1798, vol. 3).
2 - Re-engraved copy after Hogarth's illustration for London: Tonson, 1738; this is one of the 6 illustrations rejected by Carteret and Oldfield.