by Gustave Doré
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza Entertained by Basil and Quiteria1863
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 been married owing to the knight's intervention.
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