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Fighting Horses, from the fourth set of "Equile Joannis Austriaci"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Two horses fight with each other; a third one lies on the ground. Three are running. Bottom margin, similar -92: "Prescia venturae sic tempestatis equorum," etc.

Temperance, plate 7 of "VII Virtutim...Imagines"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Scrollwork panel with the bust of Temperance, four boys pouring water into bowls, and verse from Ecclesiastes.

Print

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Trapping deer

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Hunters on horseback lasso deer in foreground; on stone, near left center: "Ioan. Stradanus invent."; at lower right: "Car. de Mallery Sculp. Phls Galle excud."

Four scenes from the life of Apollonius of Tyana (recto and verso)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto, above: Apollonius of Tyana meeting the messenger of the Brahmans

Recto: Saint Giovanni Gualberto and the Miraculous Crucifix; Verso: Saint Giovanni Gualberto and the Alms Returned Threefold

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Obverse: A knight, in full armor, kneels before an altar, facing right. Another knight stands behind him, others kneel, left. Reverse: Two monks, one a saint, stand at left, while a beggar approaches. City in distance.

Fountain of Neptune, Florence

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

St. Anne, the Virgin and the Christ Child

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Signed: "Joannes Stradanus inuen. Jeronimus Wierix fecit. / Phillupus Gallaeus excudit."

Justice (Iustitia), plate 5 from the "Virtutum theologicarum et cardinalium"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Bust of Justice holding scales and sword, surrounded by a scrollwork frame decorated with putti. A Latin inscription in a horizontal band below.

Recto: preliminary design for title page for the print series Venationes Ferarum Arium Piscium; Verso: notes by Stradanus about payments to a tailor

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
An escutcheon is in the center. It is flanked by dragons. The head of an elephant is shown above, in the center, heads of a boar and of an ape, respectively, upon upper scrolls. In the intervals, between the escutcheon and the lateral framings are two buffaloes and a lion, at left, a dragon and a tiger, at right. Below is a boar with an ovoid. A fox is shown at left, a hyena at right. Verso: inscriptions dated 2 april and 14 June 1597

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

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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.

Recto: Bird Hunt with Falcons; Verso: Lunette decorated with animals, capricorn, and foliage

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The kill is shown in the right middle plane. Hunters, two of them, mounted on horses and dogs are in the foreground. Catching herons with falcons. Verso: The panel shows a short rinceau, one of the spirals of which ends with the half figure of a goat, birds, a festoon. An account is written on top.

Recto: Invention of Distillation, preliminary design for "Distillatio," plate 7 in the Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) print series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: View of a laboratory with chemists and assistants distilling. At center, a large vessel for heating. In the foreground at right, a man seated in a chair, reading a manual; a young man stands behind him. At left, a boy with mortar and pestle. Verso: Sketches of five figures. A doctor appears seated, below, and standing, above. 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.

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

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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.

Recto: Two view of Judith killing Holofernes; Verso: Fountain in Fiesole

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto, left: Judith is shown directed toward left, with right arm raised above her head, sword in hand, with her left, she pulls Holofernes' hair to expose his neck; At right, the image is seen in reverse, from the opposite angle: Judith appears at right, with right arm raised. Veros: A semi-circular niche is built in stone into a mountain side, allowing water to flow through. Possibly this topographical sketch was created in the neighborhood of the Villa Mercatelli, purchased by Stradanus in 1591. The villa was in Le Pergole in the parish of San Piero in Careggi, on a hill between Fiesole and the Mugnone river.

Recto: Apollo, or "Litterae" (Allegory of the Liberal Arts), preliminary design for pl. 3 in the Schema, seu Speculum Principum (Skills of a Prince) series; Verso, above: Deer Hunt with Lassos; Verso, below: Cattle attacked by Foxes

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Apollo seated under a tree with a violin. Around him are symbols of the Arts, below two buildings in theTuscan style, a formal garden and a fountain. Verso: Upper section: The hunters on horseback lasso a stag, related to "Venationes" 31. Lower section: Wolves attacking bulls. Foxes attack young calves, goats related to "Venationes" 48. Source: Welmoet van Kannerbok [sp?]

Sketchbook Page with St. Luke.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. The Apostle stands before a niche, thinking about what he will write next. The Bull crouches behind him. The left lower part of the coat shows the correction of a first design. Verso: "B," horizontally. The bull runs towards left. The putto flies beside him, holding his head. Caption: "A and scribbling/ a fare col vise fra le corne e con lemane sula fronte che/ il toro vede lume corendo." Notes vertically, on top: "adi 18 dicembre bighest et fatken van/ 2 trellen tetrinken/ La di 14 di gennaio comencai a/ bere la bottade 4 borili e 1/2."

Page of a sketchbook; Chariot and three horses

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. A chariot drawn by three horses. In the chariot, a female figure holding an open book; a dove surrounded by rays sits on her shoulder. Preceding or leading the horses are two women and a bishop in his robes. Above: "Terzo."

Recto, left: The Mocking of Christ; Recto, right: Christ washing the Feet of the Apostles ; Verso: Execution of of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots in 1587

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Verso: The Queen lies on her back, her neck resting on an execution block. A man binds her. The executioner raises an axe. Two men stand upon the scaffold, others kneel at left, beside it. Two women kneel beside the Queen, forming an oblong. Two persons at left and at right. The scaffold has been erected in a court. Recto, left: An arch is in the background. At right St. Peter in reflective pose. The room is lighted by a large candle. Recto, right: Christ washes the feet of the apostles (John 13:1-20)

Page of a sketchbook: Ulysses passes the Sirens (recto); Ulysses in the Underworld (verso)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Verso: A figure stands aboard a ship, at left. Near the shore, in right foreground, a group of mermaids. Mountains in distance. Recto: Horizontal rectangle. A group of spirits kneel and stand, left, before a man in full armor, who walks toward them.

Page of a sketchbook; Flight into Egypt; Crucifixion

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: The Virgin riding on a donkey and another donkey beside her. A large head of Joseph in front of the donkeys, suggesting that he is leading them on foot. Verso: Crucifixion

Design for an Escutcheon

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. a) The scrollwork frame of an ovoid, with standing figures beside the upper part, a classical warrior at left, a woman at right, both with sticks. Half figures of harpies are beside the lower part. In the centre below is a bowl with an animal's skull in the center. Recto: Above is b) two trees are in the center of the foreground. Houses and mountains are in the middle ground at left and at right. Separated by the framing line is c). Shown is one unity of the decoration. At left is a half escutcheon. Beside it is a half figure of a winged woman. Drapery festoons are supported by the hands of the woman and by parts of the rinceau.

Recto: A horseman killing a stag, preliminary design for The Deer Hunt of Emperor Frederick Barbarosa and Ubaldo Ubaldini; Verso: Two galleys at sea, design for "Orbis Longitudines" (Discovery of the Establishment of the Longitudes), pl. 16 from the Nova Reperta series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Verso: A man holds the horns of a stag, into whom a horseman thrusts his sword. Part of the pose of the walking man shows a correction. Recto: the galleys are shown obliquely from the stern. A contrary wind is blowing the sails. Written in the upper left corner, vertically: "il (?) paruga/guardaroba dal/Cardinale di Medici."
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