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Scene from Acts of the Apostles, after Stradanus

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Radiant holy spirit surrounded by adoring angels and kneeling figures.

Page of a sketchbook; The dying pious

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Verso, left: In the foreground the dying person is surrounded by members of the family. Through the open door in the background, right, are seen members of the clergy. At right: the dying person attended by angels, clergy, others. Inscription below, lower right. Recto, left: At lower left a half-nude elderly man holds a wing goblet in his right hand. Two women attend him. Long inscription, vertically, others. Inscription below, left and right.

Page of a sketchbook; Infirmity

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Interior, with an old woman seated in an armchair before a fire. Her left leg rests on a footstool, crutches are beside her. A woman stands to her right, holding an open book. Through the open door, in the background, left, a group of figures stand in the city square. Inscription, lower left: "InfirmitĂ ."

Extreme Unction

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Interior, with old woman in bed, at left, receiving the Lat Rites (Extreme Unction) of the Church. She holds a lighted candle in her right hand and a cleric holds a cross before her; at right a group of women, weeping. Inscription, lower left: "AVEM..."

St. Peter in prison

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. The saint is shown behind the bars of a prison window. Two men stand outside, conversing with him.

Deer hunt

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Two hunters stalk deer from behind a decoy in the guise of a bull. In margin below: "SIC BOUE FICTILIO CONTECTI SULPHURIS ICTU ACCENSI OCCIDUNT PAUIDOS FORMIDINE CERUOS. JOHAN. STRA. INVE."

Page of a sketchbook; Elevation of wall and Judith

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Verso: Elevation of wall or gateway, shown in two bays. Arched openings on lower story, with a broad frieze above surmounted, center, by a balcony or musicians gallery. Recto: Eleven lines of handwriting, and Judith with head of Holfernes.

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Men Hunting Bulls with Eagles

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
In a landscape of rolling terrain, men use birds to hunt wild bulls. Trees frame the composition at left and right, and the hunters appear on horseback in the background at right. Two bulls have fallen in the foreground, while others gallop through the center of the image. The birds—traditionally identified as falcons, although possibly eagles—alight on the heads of their prey, likely blinding them. This hunting method is probably described in an as yet unidentified ancient text.

Page of a sketchbook; Trophy of arms

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. A trophy composed of a helmet and shield in the center, flanked by barriers bearing a design of crosses and birds. A festoon of drapery crowns the composition.

Zeuxis painting Helen

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. One of the girls stands behind Zeuxis; three are in the foreground. One with extremely long hair talks to the posing girl, so does another. Shown from the back and seated upon a step of the platform. The fifth girl stands at right, het elft foot upon a stool. Pictures hang from the wall of the studio. a man works in an adjoining room on a table beside a fireplace.

Sketchbook Page with Four Hunt Scenes

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Obverse: Four hunting scenes, upper left: Hunters on horseback, and on foot, accompanied by hounds, trapping a stag; upper right, lower left, lower right: trapping and hinting larks and ducks. Mounted.

Sketchbook Page with Hare Hunt and Falcons

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Two horsemen come from the left foreground. One of them with a falcon standing on his left hand. Others come from the right back. Hares and falcons are all over. The setting is a hill. Framing line at the bottom.

Adoration of the Shepherds

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Under a portico, right, the Madonna kneels before the Child. A group of shepherds approach from the left. Other figures in background. An angel appears, upper left.

Design for a Cameo

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Design for a cameo. A figure in full armor, posibly Mars, holding a sword in his right hand. Partially superimposed over sections of another figure. Enclosed in oval frame.

Page of a sketchbook; Chariot and three horses

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Chariot drawn by three horses. Four women seated in it. One on sort of a throne. Written above her, "Grese." Four flying angels precede it, also an abbott and cardinal. Above: "Quattro."

Preliminary study for the Triumph of the Holy Scripture

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A chariot drawn by a bullock and a goat. Two female figures seated in the chariot. One has a halo. The reins are held in the beak of a large bird flying ahead of the goat and bullock. Verso: inscription.

Page of a sketchbook; Apollo and Aurora

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Apollo, appearing in a blaze of light, moves toward left on a chariot drawn by four winged horses. Aurora stands at left. Inscription: "Aurora," near upper left. Handwriting on recto.

Study for a Composition

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Interior, with three figures seated in the foreground. Through an opening, at upper right, a saintly figure appears on a cloud, his head in a halo of light.

Armor making and polishing

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Recto: Elephants Hunted by Troglodytes [Cavemen]; Verso: inscription relating to Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Book 8, ch.8

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A herd of elephants is shown trotting backwards in a hilly country. Palm trees stand laterally in the foreground. Two dwarves are ready to spring from them, as did a third who, holding the tail and standing upon a knee, raises an axe with his left hand to cut horns of the knees of the animal he caught, the last one.

Sketchbook Page with Cyclops

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Verso, top: Cyclops, left, attacking the ships of the Argonauts with stones; below - amphitheatre, with figures in foreground. Recto, top: Odysseys and Circe. Left, Circes, offers drink to Odysseus. He draws his sword; right, his companions turned into swine. Inscription below.

Sketchbook Page with Bird-baiting

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. A prowler is shown from the back, kneeling behind the cages, in the left foreground, holding a net in which birds gather by the decoy bird. Another fowler is shown active in the left middle plane. Spectators watch under a tree, in the right foreground. Houses are in the left background. The uppermost parts of the tree tops are in 1901-39-168. Fragment of "s" belongs to caption of 1901-39-168.
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