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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:

    Vandergucht, Gerard, born 1696 - died 1776 (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.56-1996

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Illustration to Don Quixote. An interior scene and a woman with a dagger. Don Quixote tries to stop her using it. Another man and woman are in the room. There are tapestries on the wall, a window, a bust, mantle and fireplace and a table with cloth on it.

Place of Origin

London (printed and published)

Date

1742 (published)

Artist/maker

Vandergucht, Gerard, born 1696 - died 1776 (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

Ger: Vander Gucht. sculp.
Lower right

Jno: Vanderbank invt et Delin.
Lower left

Vol.I.p.234
Lower left

20
Numbered, lower right
Numbered

Dimensions

Height: 28.2 cm sheet, Width: 21.7 cm sheet, Height: 26.4 cm platemark, Width: 18.6 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 Gerard Vandergucht; 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

Tablecloth; Men; Fireplace; Window; Ceiling; Tapestries; Bust; Ruffs; Dagger; Interior; Table; Women

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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