- Museum number
- Object: Sancho at the Magnificent Feast...
Sancho Panza dining at a table in a grand room, a fork with a morsel of food in his left hand, looking angrily to right at his physician, who stays his hand and pushes away with a stick a plate of roast meats that a boy is bringing, another boy carrying away a dish in front of the table at right, the table surrounded by amused onlookers, including two fine ladies at left, a man covering his face with a napkin, and a black page; musicians on a balcony at right; proof before letters, or falsified first state.
Etching and engraving, cut to image and mounted on a sheet with false platemark
- Production date
- 1725-1734 (c.)
Height: 262 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 294 millimetres (cropped)
- Curator's comments
- For comment see 1850,0525.6. The ladies' faces are different from the published state, especially the second from left. The appearance of the plate suggests it may be a falsified early state before letters; Paulson's second state, also before letters, shows only a slight alteration in the first lady's face (Royal Library, Windsor Castle).
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Don Quixote
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Lot 790 at Baker's sale is listed as 'Sancho's Feast, very scarce, (two impressions, one with the inscription cut off)'; the Museum's annotated copy gives the price as £5.15.6 and the buyer as Forman, though the inscription on the mount which identifies this print as one of these impressions gives the buyer as Standly.
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