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The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1742 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (engraver)
    Vanderbank, John the younger, born 1694 - died 1739 (artist)
    Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de (author)
    J. and R. Tonson (published)
    Robert Dodsley (published)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and engraving

  • Museum number:

    E.39-1996

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 139, box II

Physical description

Illustration to Don Quixote featuring Don Quixote mounted on a horse outside an inn. The innkeeper is holding the reigns of the horse. Two women stand behind the horse, and Don Quixote is extending his left hand to them. The sign of the inn features an image of a bunch of grapes.

Place of Origin

London (printed and published)

Date

1742 (published)

Artist/maker

Unknown (engraver)
Vanderbank, John the younger, born 1694 - died 1739 (artist)
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de (author)
J. and R. Tonson (published)
Robert Dodsley (published)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and engraving

Marks and inscriptions

Vol:I.p.7
Lower left

3
Numbered, lower right

Dimensions

Height: 28.1 cm sheet, Width: 21.4 cm sheet, Height: 24.3 cm platemark, Width: 18.5 cm platemark

Object history note

Transfer from Theatre Museum RP No. 92/2177

Descriptive line

Etching and engraving - illustration to 'The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Manche', artist John Vanderbank, engraver Bernard Baron?; published in London by J. and R. Tonson and Robert Dodsley, 1742; British.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Cervantes de Saavedra, Miguel. The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Dox Quixote de la Mancha. Translated from the original Spanish by Charles Jarvis. London. Printed for J. and R. Tonson and R. Dodsley, 1742. 2 Vols.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Etching; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Women; Men; Horse; Armour; Trees; Inn; Sign; House; Bugle; Lance; Grapes; Sword

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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