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May 3 we mark the birth of Alexandre Decamps, born 1803. Alex left the studio for the last time in 1860.

detail from DON QUIXOTE (ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE) (1933) window card poster, USA. Feodor Chaliapin, Sr., George Robey, Oscar Asche, Miles Mander, Sidney Fox, dir: Georg Wilhelm Pabst; United Artists @

1949 Samuel Putnam publishes his new translation of Don Quixote, the first in what we would consider modern English. It is instantly acclaimed and, in 2008, is still in print.