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On display at V&A South Kensington
Paintings, Room 82, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries

Dulcinea del Toboso

Oil Painting
1839 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The title of this painting comes from Cervantes' comic novel Don Quixote (1605). The fanciful aristocratic name 'Dulcinea Del Toboso' was given by Don Quixote to a pretty peasant woman. The eccentric Don believed that he was her protector and she was a 'great lady or Princess'. She was unaware of his fantasies.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
oil on panel
Brief Description
Oil painting, 'Dulcinea del Toboso', Charles Robert Leslie, 1839
Physical Description
Oil painting
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 30.5cm
  • Estimate width: 25.4cm
Styles
Credit line
Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857
Object history
Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857
Subject depicted
Literary ReferenceDon Quixote by Cervantes
Summary
The title of this painting comes from Cervantes' comic novel Don Quixote (1605). The fanciful aristocratic name 'Dulcinea Del Toboso' was given by Don Quixote to a pretty peasant woman. The eccentric Don believed that he was her protector and she was a 'great lady or Princess'. She was unaware of his fantasies.
Bibliographic Reference
Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, pp. 174-75
Collection
Accession Number
FA.131[O]

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record createdMarch 7, 2003
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