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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Title Supplied||Doña Rodríguez visits don Quixote at night|
|Part||Part II, Madrid 1615|
48.1 Doña Rodríguez visits DQ at night in his room
Wood engraving or Xylography
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 271|
|Image Dimension||79 x 119|
|Page Dimension||110 x 190|
|Commentary||Well-known scene and several times represented.
The kind of humour of this scene makes it ideal for Cruikshank's style, who represents it in a masterly way.
Doña Ropdríguez' ghostly and frightened figure is remarkable, and don Quixote's too. Altisidora (or the Duchess) and other maiden observe them from the door.
Excellent and agile wood engraving; light and shade effects are very good too.
|Notes||1 - Same illus. first appeared in London: Knight and Lacey, 1824; reprinted for the London: Jones & Co, 1831 edition.|