He has done like Orbaneja, the painter of Ubeda, who, being asked what he painted, answered, As it may hit; and when he had scrawled out a misshapen cock, was forced to write underneath, in Gothic letters, This is a cock.1
Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. iii.
Note 1. The painter Orbaneja of Ubeda, if he chanced to draw a cock, he wrote under it, This is a cock, lest the people should take it for a fox.Jarviss translation. [back]