Jun 8, 2010

Don Quixote . . . in his Blind and Rash Endeavors (from The Guiding Book, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1923)

Don Quixote . . . in his Blind and Rash Endeavors (from The Guiding Book, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1923)

1919

Edmund Dulac

(British, 1882–1953)

Gouache with watercolor over graphite

Sheet: 36.1 x 32 cm (14 3/16 x 12 5/8 in.); Image: 25.7 x 25.6 cm (10 1/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

The Fanny Tewksbury King Collection 1956.726

Location

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This drawing was originally reproduced in a charity publication sold to promote the Guide Association, where it accompanied an essay entitled "Patriotism."

Description

This drawing illustrates a passage from Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote de la Mancha in which Don Quixote and Sancho Panza encounter a duke and duchess at the edge of a forest. Edmund Dulac remained close to the text, painting the richly attired duchess on a white mount, a hawk perched on her left hand. The duke and duchess smile mischievously at the chaos created by Don Quixote and Sancho, who tumble from their horses in a vain attempt to impress the aristocratic couple.

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