Artist of Don Quixote Print? No, Not Picasso
December 17, 2020 3:28 PM   Subscribe

That Picasso guy has the "black-and-white image of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza" market sewn up, which has been a huge complicating factor in trying to find the artist of the image inside.

https://www.spainatm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/image12-2.jpg

I'd love to buy a print, but I can't figure out where, or who to pay.

Versions of the image out in the world have a muddled watermark on them -- I can see maybe a "2009" or "2006" and a "William" -- but they haven't helped the search much.
posted by gknauss to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Here you go
posted by ananci at 4:20 PM on December 17, 2020 [2 favorites]


Unfortunately, that site looks like a Brazilian version of Zazzle or Redbubble. A low-quality print-on-demand version of the image found online, but no info on who the original artist is. I've searched quite a bit using Google Image Search, Tineye, and Yandex and can't find the source.
posted by waxpancake at 5:57 PM on December 17, 2020


that's a fun wild goose chase, some great art out there. I found it used in a blog post, and used that image url as the source for tineye and found these getty images with that image used as a poster in the background. I'm going to guess it is stock art somewhere, or that poster used some vectorize magic to make it stock, it has less detail.
posted by th3ph17 at 6:32 PM on December 17, 2020


It's a paper cutting by William Oellers. The original image is this one: Don_Quixote.jpg [archive.org], from his website [archive.org] which is no longer online.

Unfortunately, he passed away in 2014 so I wouldn't expect official prints to be forthcoming.

(Special thanks to the Don Quixote's Corner website which actually credited & linked their use of this image!)
posted by What is E. T. short for? at 10:39 PM on December 17, 2020 [8 favorites]


The people here continue to amaze me. Nice work.
posted by waxpancake at 10:41 AM on December 18, 2020 [1 favorite]


Side note: I just ran into this picture again on twitter, but animated this time! Donquixote Delamancha GIF.
posted by What is E. T. short for? at 11:12 AM on February 18


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