Plate VIII, somewhat recalls Coypel’s
figures and style but does not correspond to any
of his 28 designs. It depicts a supposedly
enchanted Don Quixote, imprisoned in a cage,
being returned to his village by the priest and
the barber, and it has been inserted in Volume
II, Chapter 17, page 121 by the grangerizer; a
most inappropriate place, since that chapter
deals rather with don Quixote’s encounter with
don Diego de Miranda and the adventure of the
lions. Significantly, the legend at the center
of the two captions reads "Don Chichotte. Ch.
dernier de la Second partie, Chapitre XLIV,"
although in fact the episode of the cage does
not begin until Chapter 46 of the First Part.
Its measurements are 315x430 mm.