Don Quixote Brought Home by the Peasant after the Tilt with the Toledo Merchant

Description
‘Don Quixote Brought Home by the Peasant after the Tilt with the Toledo Merchant’ by Francis Hayman, about 1765-1770. This painting in oil on canvas depicts the peasant (yellow jacket, green breeches) helps a sickly looking Don Quixote (green jacket, red breeches) off his mule while a woman, left, stretches out to help. Two further figures stand in the doorway of a cottage outside which the action is happening. This painting, being based off the Spanish novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes from 1605. This painting in particular was based on an earlier composition engraved by Hayman and Gravelot for the first edition of Tobias Smollett’s English translation of Don Quixote from 1755.

Francis Hayman (1708-1776) was an English artist, known for being one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768. Hayman played to the French Rococo style, and depicted literary scenes.
Accession Loan No.
5/1963/2
Collection Class
Paintings
Medium
oil on canvas
Common Name
Don Quixote Brought Home by the Peasant after the Tilt with the Toledo Merchant
Simple Name
painting
Full Name
Don Quixote Brought Home by the Peasant after the Tilt with the Toledo Merchant
Dimensions
stretcher height 526 mm; stretcher length 629 mm; frame height 656 mm; frame length 757 mm
Production Person Surname
Hayman
Production Person Initials
Francis
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Production Year Low
1765
Production Year High
1770
Production Town
London
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Inscription / Transcription
43191

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