Les principales avantures de l’admirable Don Quichotte

LWL_2208_tp - Copy

 Bound in vellum with blind tooling. Spine title lettered by hand: Avantures de Don Quichotte. Bookplate of Horace Walpole with Strawberry Hill shelfmark and with bookstamp of Horace N. Pym

  • Author: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616.
  • Uniform Title: [Don Quixote. Selections. French]
  • Title: Les principales avantures de l’admirable Don Quichotte, représentées en figures par Coypel, Picart le Romain, et autres habiles maitres : avec les explications des XXXI planches de cette magnifique collection / tirées de l’original espagnol de Miguel de Cervantes.
  • Published: A La Haie : Chés Pierre de Hondt, MDCCXLVI [1746]

Catalog Record

49 3081

Acquired September 2008

Sancho’s feast

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Sancho sits beside his physician Pedro Rezzio who stays his hand that is posed with a fork full of meat. Two platters have already been placed on the table, and two more (one with a rabbit and the other with clams) are brought to the table by two young servant boys. On the right two ladies stand behind Sancho’s chair, one pointing to him. On the left a larger group of men, one woman, and a black man laugh at the scene around the table. In the upper left on a balcony, three musicians play for the guests below. From the lower right, a dog looks at a platter of food. A reversed copy of the original engraving by Hogarth.

  • Printmaker: Lewis, Frederick Christian, 1779-1856, printmaker.
  • Title: Sancho’s feast [graphic] / drawn by W. Hogarth ; engraved by F.C. Lewis 1830.
  • Edition: [Open-letter proof].
  • Published: London : Published for the proprietor by Messrs. Colnaghi, Son & Co. Jany. 15, 1830.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Hogarth 830.01.15.01+

Acquired April 2013