William Nicholson and James Pryde, 'Don Quixote'

William Nicholson and James Pryde, 'Don Quixote'

William Nicholson and James Pryde
'Don Quixote'
Collage for a poster
England
1895
Museum no. E.1208-1927
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London/Desmond Banks

This original collage was for a poster advertising the play 'Don Quixote'; at The Lyceum Theatre, London in 1895. The book 'Don Quixote'; was written in the 17th century by the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. It is now considered by some to be the first modern novel, a classic. The story is a satirical romance following the adventures of the eccentric knight errant Don Quixote and his companion Sancho Panza. Images of Don Quixote often show him on his trusty old horse, Rocinante. At the beginning of the book Don Quixote chooses a name for the horse. 'Rocin'; means nag or low grade horse and 'ante'; means before. This artwork was created by the Beggarstaff Brothers - James Pryde and William Nicholson.