John Vanderbank

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John Vanderbank
1694-1739
Don Alvaro Deposing Before a Magistrate that the Second Part of 'Don Quixote' is an Imaginary One
Brush and several shades of brown wash, with white opaque watercolor, over graphite, on paper tinted with a light brown wash.
11 x 7 13/16 inches (278 x 198 mm)
1975.17:63
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Inscribed in point of brush and brown wash at lower left, "Jno Vanderbank. Fecit. 1729".

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Removed from an extra-illustrated edition of Cervantes's "Don Quixote de la Mancha", London, T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1818 (PML 4039-4047). The edition contained sixty-four sheets by Vanderbank for the engraved plates, one drawing for the tailpiece, and a design by Thomas Rowlandson for the frontispiece to volume II (1975.17:66).
Preparatory design for plate 67.

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Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616. Don Quixote.

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