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Don Quixote and Sancho Panza Entertained by Basil and Quiteria  1863

by Gustave Doré

Doré, best known as a printmaker and illustrator, often based his paintings on compositions originally created for book illustrations. This picture corresponds to an engraving that he made for an 1863 French edition of Cervantes's Don Quixote. The episode depicted is the visit paid by Don Quixote and his faithful groom to Basil and Quiteria, a young couple who had just bee...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art