Oil on canvas
48” x 60”
Sancho Panza, Don Quixote’s squire and Rocinante, his horse, were his faithful companions in his adventures and knightly endeavors. He saw his horse as mighty steed comparable to the Bucephalus of Alexander and the Babieca of the Cid.
“Four days were spent in thinking what name to give him, because (as he said to himself) it was not right that a horse belonging to a knight so famous, and one with such merits of his own, should be without some distinctive name… And so, he decided upon calling him Rocinante, a name, to his thinking, lofty, sonorous, and significant of his condition as a hack before he became what he now was, the first and foremost of all the hacks in the world.”