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Old 1st April 2005, 10:34 AM   #16
Chris Evans
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 584

Hi Frank,

The upper photo is Dore's illustration that appeared in later editions of the MdB. The lower is Antonio Medina's oil canvas and replicated here from Forton's `La Antigua Navaja Espanola'.

The resemblance between the two navaja wielding characters is too strong to ignore. Seems like that neither had much of a mind for accurately depicting a navaja, nor was one of them averse to plagiarize. And Dore certainly liked to exaggerate to obtain a dramatic effect - He lengthened the navaja ridiculously!

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