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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.

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: 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.

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."

Above: Erminia and the shepherd; Below: Atalanta hunting the Calydonian Boar

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Top: a man is seated in the shade of a tree, holding a vessel on his lap. His horse is tied to another tree, right. A woman stands before him wearing a sword. Inscription above: "...Erminia." Bottom right: The Calydonian hunt. The boar is seen in the foreground, standing over a fallen warrior. Horsemen at right. Atalanta stands at left, with poised bow. Inscription above. Top center: "Storia di Erminia" (Erminia's story). Below: "La chaccia di Atalanta" (Atalanta hunting).

The Panther Trap

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Three panthers spring at two bowls with excrements either hanging at a tree. A fourth stands tired upon his feet, a fifth is approaching. Two more are dead. Hidden behind bushes, shepherds watch in the left background. Mountainous country. Caption, written beside the shepherds: "pastori coperti/da fraschi da/lontane," under the central bowl: "in asia plinea." Reverse: "Legonsi in un vaso as un altro albero gli escrementi sterco/delli huomini a le panthere come tighere ne sono tanto arcide che non gli potendo arrivare o amazzano col saltare per/avergli, Lbo. 8 cap. 27. Plinio." Rough lateral, lower, uneven upper edges. Wrinkles. Spots. Related to engraving, pl. 15, in series VENATIONES, FERARUM, PISCIUM

Page of a sketchbook; Moses and the daughters of Jethro

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. A group of women at a well, in the foreground; a man stands to the left of the well, about to drink from the container of water offered him by one of the women. Camels, other figures, left. Sheep at trough, lower right.

Recto: Judith with the head of Holofernes; Verso, left: Judith with the head of Holofernes; Verso, right: preliminary design for titlepage for print series of The Seven Virtues

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: Judith stands in the foreground, an upraised sword in her right hand. In her left hand she holds the severed head of Holofernes. A servent kneels, right, holding an open sack. The body of Holofernes on couch, left. Verso, left: Judith with head of Holofernes; right, design of oval frame with Cupids above and figures flanking it at sides and below.

The Sacrifice of Job, preliminary design for "Spiritus Timoris Domini" (The Gift of the Fear of the Lord), plate 7 in "The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit" print series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Job prays before an altar upon which two rams burn; at left two male figures in conversation.

Recto, above left: Passage regarding the Woman of the Apocalypse, from the Book of Revelation; Recto, above right: Woman of the Apocalyse; Recto, below left: Frontispiece to print series of the Life of the Virgin; Recto, below right: Coronation of the Virigin; Verso, left: A Buffet; Verso, right: Saint George and the Dragon

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: Four sections upper left. Thirteen lines of handwritten inscription; upper right: A woman with wings stands on a crescent moon, her child rising above her head. At left: The many-headed dragon. Lower left: Coronation of the Virgin. Lower right: frontise. Verso: Two sections: An open cupboard with objects in it; Figure in armor on rearing horse.

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)

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.

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; Mary holding body of Christ at foot of Cross

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Mary holding the dead body of Christ which has just been taken down from the Cross. Several other women with her. Recto: dish closet.

Feeding mulberry leaves to the silkworms

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. At left, a woman is seated before trays of silkworms; center, a group of women, in another room, in background, left, laundering. Figures in adjoining area, right. At lower right, in plate: "Ion. Stradan. invent. / Phls. Galle excudit." In margin, below: "EXCLUSUS OUO RITE VERMIS, OCYUS..."

In Thrinacia, Odysseus sleeps while his men devour cattle belonging to Helios, the sun god. Illustration to book XII of Homer's Odyssey.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A man reclines on the ground, in foreground. In the middle distance a group of figures, some of them roasting food over an open fire. In the distance, right, a ship is harboured.

Death of the Woman of Sestos, from Pliny's Natural History, Book 10, ch. 6; below: inscription listing animals featured in a series of hunting images, and list of clothing items

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Cremation taking place in the center of the composition. Figures seated and standing in foreground. The eagle that has been reared by the dead Woman of Sestos throws itself on her funeral pyre and is consumed with her body. From Pliny the Elder, Natural History Book X, ch 6.

Recto: The Roman Consul Attilius Regulus Fighting a Giant African Serpent, from Pliny's Natural History, Book 8, ch. 14; Verso: Ptyolomy catching a Giant Serpent with a Net, from Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica III, 37

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: Warriors on horseback and on foot attack a serpent with bows and arrows, and other machines of war. Verso: at right, a serpent has been trapped in a cave, the entrance covered by a net. a large number of soldiers, on horseback and on foot, surround it, blowing trumpets, beating drums, and readying their weapons for action. Observe: "a serpent 120 feet in length was taken by the Roman army near Regulus, being beseiged, like a fortress, by means of balistae and other engines of war." (Plinius, Nat. History, Book VIII, Ch. 14). Reverse: story of Ptolemus and the Serpent (Diodorus Sicilus).

Recto: A Roman Soldier Fighting one of Hannibal's Elephants; Verso: inscription relating to Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Book 8, ch.7

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A group of fighting Romans is in the left foreground; three standing see a lying one. At right is the battle of the elephant with the soldier. A trunk is roughly outlined below. In the left background is a box in which Hannibal is seated surrounded by standing persons. In the right background are fighting soldiers at the beginning of a street.

Recto: Alexander the Great watching a Fight between his Dog, and Elephant, and a Lion; Verso: Verso: inscription relating to Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Book 8, ch. 61

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Alexander the Great watches from one of three boxes shown in the background. A foot of a dog is shown below, at right.

Recto: Lamentation over the dead Christ; Verso: Zeuxis painting Helen of Troy

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: Christ is shown lying upon a sarcophagus. Two angels hold lighted candles near his head. The Virgin kneels beside it. Four other women, and an indistinct figure in the back, mourn the dead Christ. Below is a framing line, part of which is on -2648a. A few strokes at the lower edge belong to -2648a. Verso, vertically: Zeuxis uses a number of models to fashion an image of Helen of Troy. The study of the leg is above, at left. Zeuxis paints with his left hand after a girl standing upon a platform. Two of the others are seated, one takes her skirt off, the fourth stands in the right foreground. Framing line, at left. The line and strokes at the left edge belong to -2648b.

Recto: Whale Hunt by the Emperor Claudius in the harbour at Ostia; Verso: inscription relating to Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Book 9, ch. 5

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: A large sea-serpent is contained within an oval ringed enclosure. A group of people, right, watch the activities of a number of men, in open boats, who attack the serpent. Verso: seven lines of inscription, describing the scene as told by Pliny the Elder in his Natural History, book 9 ch.5
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