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Patrick Lenaghan: "Coypel: Illustrating Don Quixote"

April 22, 2015

Charles Coypel’s paintings of Cervantes’s Don Quixote mark one of the artist’s triumphs. Examining these works and later illustrations of the novel raises unexpected questions about art and how readers understood the book and looked at these pictures, which not only attest to Coypel’s talent but also evoke the culture of the time.

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