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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||José del Castillo (copied after)|
|Title Supplied||Don Quixote at his library|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
1.1 DQ at his library reading chivalric novels
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f.p. 5|
|Image Dimension||125 x 77|
|Page Dimension||204 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, but the plate seems worn (or deficient printing/preservation).
|Notes||1 - Copy after José del Castillo's illustration for Madrid: Ibarra, 1780.|