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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.

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.

print

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.

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..."

Print

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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.

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.

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.

Recto, left: Annunciation; right: Birth of the Virgin

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. A) Interior, with the Virgin seated in the foreground, left, facing right. The angel appears, right. B) Interior of bed-chamber, the bed of St. Elizabeth in background, left. The servants wash the infant, in foreground.

Sketchbook Page with Homer

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Probably a fragment of a title page. Homer is shown standing, and crowned by a wreath. He carried lyre and sword. Framed by an ovoidal ribbon. Part of a human body visible at right.

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.

The Ostrich Hunt

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Horsemen and dogs hunting ostriches. At lower left: "Iohannes Stradanus inuentor." Below: "Struition in seguitur celeri gens Maura molosso..."

Trapping wild bulls

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Hunters on horseback lasso a bull, foreground, with the performance repeated in the background. At lower right: "Ioan. Stradanus invent. / Ioan. Collaert Sculp. / Phls. Galle excudit." Below: "SARDI EQUITIES HAS TIS TAUROS SECTANTUR AGRESTES."

Christopher Columbus

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
One of a set with the title "Americae detectio." Inscribed: "Christophorus Columbus Ligur....00.VIII D." No. 2.

Unwinding the silk cocoons

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. View of women sorting and unwinding the cocoons and giving them the various stages of preparing the silk for weaving it, etc. Below the print caption in Latin: "Hinc vermium permullà saepe millia. Simul legunt parant ez telas feminae." "Cognes ramassées et mises dans une espèce de chaudière avec le Dividoir pour lever les soyes."

A Roman Horse, from the first set of "Equile Joannis Austriaci"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A riding horse for ladies.

Ferdinandes Magalanes Lusitanus, plate 4 from "Americae Retectio"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A navigator (Magellan) sits on the prow of the ship, facing left in profile. Sea monsters are visible in the waters at left and right. At right a figure is seated on a rock and forces an arrow down his throat.
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