• The Golden Helmet of Mambrino





    Origin / Age

    Paris, France ; 1980


    78cm w x 92cm h Frame


    The Ingenious Gentleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha or just Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes. Published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and, probably, the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published, such as the Bokklubben World Library collection that cites Don Quixote as the authors' choice for the "best literary work ever written".

    Cervantes, in his novel Don Quixote de la Mancha, tells us of a barber who was caught in the rain, and to protect his hat clapped his brazen basin on his head. Don Quixote insisted that this basin was the enchanted helmet of the Moorish king, Mambrino. Don Quixote wishes to obtain the helmet in order to make himself invulnerable.

    Provenance: New York, Private Collector.

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  • The Golden Helmet of Mambrino

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