Discovery of Guaiacum as a Cure for Venereal Disease, design for "Hyacum et lues venerea," plate 6 in the Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) print series
Oblique view into two rooms. At left, a kitchen where people are busy at work preparing a medicine (Guaiacum) against venereal disease. At right, in a bedroom, a man lying in bed drinks from a cup. Two men stand beside the bed, tending to him. This is a preparatory drawing for the "Hyacum et lues venera" print, plate 6 from Stradanus's Nova Reperta series, published in Antwerp by Philips Galle.
Medium: Pen and ink, brush and gray wash, charcoal on paper
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Credit Line: Museum purchase through gift of various donors
made in: Florence, Italy
Restrictions & Rights: CC0