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Agony in the Garden

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The angel appears in the upper left corner. The Apostles, sleeping, are shown in the left middle plane. The soldiers enter the grove in the right background.

Recto: Crocodile Hunt in Tentyra, in Egypt; Verso: inscription relating to Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Book 7, ch. 38

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Five men are seated astride crocodiles, wrestling the animals and holding their jaws open with with sticks. Two are in the water of the Nile, while three more are on the bank at left. One of the latter is being killed by blows upon the head. On the verso, an inscription citing Pliny the Elder explains describes the scene.

Page of a sketchbook; Elevation of Palace, Annunciation, Last Supper

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Verso, at left: A house of three stories and an attic shows rustic work, the door and three windows, the central of which is larger than the others. the upper floors have four windows each. At right: the outline is a segment. Gabriel approaches from left the Virgin, who is sitting beside a lectern. A bed and fireplace are at the long sides of the room, a piece of furniture at the back wall. Recto, in opposite direction, left: the facade has been enriched. The central windows in the ground floor have been enlarged and get the same frame as the central one had. A balcony is in front of the two central windows of the main floor. Paintings are suggested. The charges of the coat of arms of the owner are apparently two standing dolphins. Right, vertically: Christ stands in the center of a hall administering the communion to a kneeling person. Eleven more kneel at left forming a semi-circle. The table and some spectators are at right. A colonnade is at the back, allowing for a view of the building.

Page of a sketchbook; Title page for engraving series on hunting; Accident of a hunter

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Top: The scrollwork frame of an oblong is fastened to two columns supporting the central arch of a colonnade. Below the left one are quadrupeds, including a stag. Two bird hunters on horseback are drawn under the right arch. The frame shows corrections of the design. Bottom: A hunter is being rescued after having fallen into a pit filled with snakes. One is entwined about his body. Rabbit runs off at lower right.

Page of a sketchbook; Exodus - gathering of manna; Sacrifice

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. a: The camp of the Israelites, with Moses standing at left. The women kneel on the ground gathering the manna. Inscription below: "Esodo il populo d'Israel..." Recto: B: An altar in the foreground on which an animal is being sacrificed. Figures in background. Inscription below.

Dance of Salome; Verso, above: Daniel's interpretation of the second dream of King Nebuchadnezzar, preliminary design for "Spiritus Consilii" (The Spirit of Counsel), plate 3 in "The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit" print series ; Verso, below: Two ovals, one containing a Lamentation and the other a praying male saint

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Verso, upper section: Interior of large hall. Salome dances near center of composition, with standing onlookers, at right. Banquet table seen in perspective, at left, with guests and King reclining on couches. Lower section: Interior of large hall. Salome dances in foreground, the banquet table parallel to picture plane, behind her. King reclines on couch, right. Recto, upper section: A large hall. The King is seated at left, facing right. Daniel stands before him. Inscription below: "DANIEL CONSILIJ." Lower section: Pietà in oval, left; Christ praying.

The Holy Family and St. John the Baptist

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Interior with the Madonna seated in the foreground, holding the Child. St. Joseph stands behind her, left. The young St. John stands at right.

Recto, above: Collecting Bitumen, from Pliny's Natural History, Book 35, ch 51; Recto, below: Catching Night Moths. Verso, above: Buffalo Hunt; Verso, below: Fishing for Coral in Sicily, from Pliny the Elder's Natural History

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: upper section: Group of men in two small open boats, in foreground. A galleon in background, left. Inscription below. Lower section: In an open area, a furnace with steam rising from a funnel above it. Figures in foreground. Verso: upper section: Hunting scene. Men on horseback attacking bulls. Lower section: Men in small boats approaching rocky shore. Figures at lower right.

Recto: Judith with head of Holofernes; Verso: Preliminary Design for Title Plate of the Seven Planets print series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. A) The servant is shown in profile standing and turned toward right. Judith is shown slightly oblique from the left back, kneeling with the right leg upon the bed. The head is turned toward her left shoulder. The motifs have been partially drawn over earlier onees, probably showing the woman leaving the tent. Some strokes at the right margin belong to -2639a. Recto: B: An ovoid is in front of a somewhat smaller oblong. A spherical octagon is in its center over which Jupiter is shown with the eagle, "Jiove." Beside are, at right, "saturno" and "marte," at left "apollo" and "venere." Below, at left "mercurio," at right Diana, "luna." Scribbling in the upper left corner. At right is the right margin of -2639b.

The Judgment of Solomon, preliminary design for "Spiritus Sapientiae" (The Spirit of Wisdom), plate 1 in the "Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit" print series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Solomon is seated at right, surrounded by his court. One of the women kneels before him; the other stands at left. Between them a soldier holds the infant, his left hand holding an upraised sword.

Recto: Tapestry design with John the Baptist Preaching (or Christ among the bystanders); Verso: inscription

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Design for a book illustration. Enclosed in an elaborate ornamental border (indicated at left) and divided at the center by a tree - a scene representing Christ preaching. Christ is seen at left, standing on an incline, the people grouped in the foreground. Inscription at upper right: "ADI 27 DAPRILLE 1587..." Reverse: Handwriting notations.

Recto: Fight between Elephants and Snakes, from Pliny's Natural History (book 8, ch.11-12); Verso: inscription relating to source material

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. An elephant struggling with a serpent, in the foreground. The serpent grasps the trunk of the elephant between its jaws. At right, another serpent, coiled about a tree, threatens an elephant standing behind a tree, center.

Sericulture, Unwinding Cocoons

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Verso: Several women are seated at tables on which the silk worm cocoons are place, and are in the process of unwinding the cocoons, the thread being wound on large spools. Woman stands at right, holding a child in her arms. Another tends the fire in left foreground.

Recto: Battle between Pygmies and Cranes; Verso: inscription relating to Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Book 7, ch. 2

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Pygmies are riding goats and sheep and battle with lances and bows. They attack from the right. the birds come from the left. In the right back Pygmies mounted and on foot flee. Verso: inscription referring to Pliny the Elder's account in the Natural History, book 8 chaper 26

Recto: Emperor Commodus Killing a Leopard; Verso: Sketch by Luigi Alamanni, and inscription in his hand relating to Herodianus' Historiae, I, 15, 6-7

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. A tiger, broken out of his cage, where another one still lies, charges a man. Two others flee. The setting is an arena with crowded ranks. An arrow, shot my a man from the Imperial box, is moving toward the beast. Recto, vertically, top: a rough outlining sketch for the representation. Beneath the shooting man is written: "commodo / imperatore"; beneath a line: "Storico greco racconta che mentre uno (spi)ava nel teatro una gabbia dove era una [tigre] ella scappò e si gli lanciò a dosso e lo sarebbe (?) subito morto se non che Commodo Imperatore fu tanto presto e practico con l'arco, e con la / freccia (di quali molto si dilettava) che ferì, et am/mazzo il tigre minanzi che curessi (? nocessi?) all'huomo"

Recto: Christ healing paralytics near the pool of Bethesda; Verso, above: Mercury, patron of travellers; Verso, below: studies of a man near an open door

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Verso: At right, a circular, arcaded area, in which a number of people are seated. Others are seen in the narrow aisle surrounding the area, sitting and lying about. Christ stands in the foreground, approaching one of the recumbent figures. Recto, top: Horizontal rectangle. A statue, center, with groups of people moving toward it, left and right. Bottom: Vertical rectangle. Open doorway with two figures.

Page of a drawing book; Two designs for a coat of arms of Ferdinand I of Toscana

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Two designs for a coat of arms of the Grand Duke Ferdinand I of Toscana (1587-1608). Vertical rectangle. Verso: A globe showing Italy in its center serves as a shield. It is framed by a scrollwork escutcheon and at left by the standing figure of an allegorical woman, at right by a boy with a club standing over a lion. Both support the crown through which pass the cords hanging from a cardinal's hat. It is placed at the top of the ovoidal mould, framing the escutcheon. Recto: a sketch, a variation of the design. An ovoid containing a map serves as a shield. A woman, seated, carrying what is supposed to be a trumpet. A scroll with an inscription is suggested below the shield.

Page of a drawing book; Study for painting of St. Magdalen; A stallion

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Verso: A: Shown slightly oblique, trotting toward right with the head turned toward the right shoulder. Recto: B: Horizontally: Recumbent and praying before a crucifix in the open.

Recto: Diana, or "Venatio" (Allegory of the Hunt), preliminary design for pl. 4 in the Schema, seu Speculum Principum (Skills of a Prince) series; Verso: Diving for Pearls in the Persian Gulf

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Female figure seated under a tree holding a falcon on her right wrist surrounded by hunting horns, dogs, and bows and arrows, recto. View of semicircular, mountainous coastline with tents pitched at the water's edge. Two parallel rows of boats float in the water and figures raise or lower themselves from lines attached to the bow. In the foreground figures step off the boats onto the shore carrying small bags; some bags are visible laid on the shore and are gathered together by figures crouching on the shore or under the tents, verso.

Sketchbook Page with Christ Walking over Water

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Verso: Peter holds the right hand of the Lord with his left hand. A boat is in the back. A figure is shown, standing upon a hill in the right background. Recto, horizontally: The two kettles are shown from the side with the spout. The handles stand upright. The metal urn is drawn in a small scale, below in the interval of the upper designs.

Sketchbook Page with Procession with the Host and Pontifical Mass

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Obverse: The procession is nearing a church in the right background from the leftr foreground. A bishop carrying the Monstrance walks under a canopy in the left center. Priests with burning candles follow it. A row of houses is at left. Framing line below. Caption: "Processione generale col Sacramento." Reverse: B: The altar is in the right middle plane. A priest with a mitre raises the Host. A lectern is in the left foreground. Framing line below. Caption: "Messa Pontificale non avere la mitera in [testa]." Rough upper edge. Stitching holes at the right edge.

Sketchbook Page with Blinding of Cyclops

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Recto, top: Scene in cave of Cyclops, the giant in the foreground lying on his side, his head supported by his left hand. A group of men are blinding his single eye with a spear. Flock of Cyclops in background; below: A group of figures stand around a stone platform on which lies a man who is being eaten by an animal. Verso, Figures in a grotto, at right. Prow of ship at left. Other figures on incline, left.

Recto: Zeuxis painting Helen; Verso: Ecce Homo

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto:Zeuxis sits in the center of a room, painting. At left is a platform with a girl posing. It is surrounded by two seated girls and a standing one. The latter combs her hair. The fifth girl watches Zeuxis at work. An old man apparently grinds colors at a table in the right foreground. . Below framing line, near the lower edge part of the upper framing line of another design. Verso: the available space is nearly filled with the figures of Christ, Pilate, two soldiers and a crowd. A man and part of the temple in the background, left. At the right edge, part of the framing line of another design.
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