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Image 1814-Paris-Masson-02-002 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator José del Castillo (copied after) 
Engraver Unknown 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote reading chivalry books at his library 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 1 
Subject 1.1 DQ at his library reading chivalric novels
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Etching (acquaforte)
Color Black and white 
Volume II 
Page Number f.p. 10 
Image Dimension 101 x 62 
Page Dimension 200 x 124 
Commentary Don Quixote, reading chivalry books in his library, becomes mad (see his gesture and eyes).
Forced position and gesture.
Details from the text: arms abandoned at a corner, the skinny greyhound...
Interest in a realistic setting (period clothes and furniture).
Good drawing and engraving. 
Notes 1 – Copy in a reduced size after José del Castillo’s illustration for Madrid: Ibarra, 1780.