Conquest of the Philippine Islands, preliminary design for grisille painting realized by Stradanus' son Scipione, for the obsequies in memory of Philip II of Spain, held at San Lorenzo in Florence on 12 November 1598
The Philippine Islanders are in the left foreground and center shooting their bows. The battle fire of the Spanish with guns is in the right center. A bay with landing boats and five big ships is in the right and central back.
Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash on laid paper
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Credit Line: Museum purchase through gift of various donors
made in: Netherlands
Restrictions & Rights: CC0