Inscribed in point of brush and brown wash at lower left, "Jno Vanderbank. Fecit. 1729".
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 51.
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616. Don Quixote.