a Paris chez Surugue rue des Noyers. [n.d., c.1725.]
Engraving, 310 x 320mm. 12¼ x 12½". Creases to left edge.
Wisdom freeing Don Quijote from Madness. He sits on a chair, Sancho Panza standing beside him and watching as, at left, Madness, personified by a woman holding the model of a city, is driven away by Wisdom, who appears among clouds at right. From a series of prints after Charles Coypel (1694 - 1752) illustrating Miguel de Cervantes's 'Don Quijote de la Mancha'. The gentleman, Don Quijote (representing idealism), and his companion, the peasant, Sancho Panza (representing realism), embark on a series of adventures together. Published in Paris by Louis Surugue (c.1686 - 1762).
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