John Vanderbank

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John Vanderbank
1694-1739
Sancho Panza Asking Don Quixote for the Island He had Promised to Conquer for Him
Brush and several shades of brown wash, with white opaque watercolor, over graphite, on paper tinted with a light brown wash.
10 5/8 x 8 inches (272 x 202 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan in 1909.
1975.17:3
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Inscribed in point of brush and brown wash along lower margin, "J. Vanderbank. Fecit. 1729".

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Purchased by Pierpont Morgan in 1909.
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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 7.

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

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