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Recto: Minerva, or "Arma" (Allegory of the Art of War), preliminary design for pl. 2 in the Schema, seu Speculum Principum (Skills of a Prince) series; Verso, above: Deer Hunt with Lassos; Below: Board Hunt with Shotguns

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Minerva in Roman armor with helmet and shield with Medusa head, surrounded by canon, armor and other implements of war, right. Implements of peacetime industry and study, left. Battlefield in background, right; marketplace, left. Recto: Hunting scene, four lines of inscription above.

Recto: Neptune in his Chariot pulled by waterhorses, possibly a study for the Americae Retectio print series; Verso: inscription, largely obscured

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Neptune with his triton standing on a chariot composed of a sea shell drawn by two sea horses. Sea horses and mermaids surround the chariot.

Recto: Pilgrim, or "Pietas" (allegory of Piety), preliminary design for pl. 6 in the Schema, seu Speculum Principum (Skills of a Prince) series; Verso, above: Man with a Stick; Verso, below: Lion Hunt in Africa, from Pliny's Natural History, Book 8, ch. 21

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: A female pilgrim with a staff. Kneeling before an outdoor altar; in background a church, an outdoor altar and a religious procession with a bishop being carried in it. Verso: catching lion with piece of cloth

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

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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.

Recto: Samson, having defeated the Philistines, drinks water from the jawbone of an ass, preliminary design for "Spiritus Fortitudines" (The Spirit of Strength), plate 4 in "The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit" print series. Verso: obscured inscription

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Female figure walking among the dead soldiers in a battle field. Upper right corner inscribed: FORTITUDINIS

Recto: St. Christopher carrying the infant Christ (left), Virgin and Child (right); Verso: Lucifer Appearing to Dante and Virgil in Hell

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Page of a drawing book. Two scenes on recto: at left St. Christopher nearing the left bank of a river, by which a woman stands near a lantern; at right the Virgin holds the Child standing in her lap. Verso, vertically: Lucifer stands in his ice block crushing sinners with his teeth. Others wholly covered by ice are at his feet. Dante and Virgil are shown in the back, the first is seated.

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: 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

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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: The Ship of the Church; Verso: inscription refering to the receipt of payment from Luigi Alamanni for 'The portrait of Dante with the Inferno'

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A large ship close to a port. The ship is filled with people and Christ is seated in the stern, the dove rising above His head in a halo of light. People stand on the shore, and several small boats surround the large ship. A winged bull and angels blowing trumpets, upper left. Verso: inscription

Recto: Triumphal Arch, possibly for the Entry of Ferdinand I de' Medici into Pisa in 1588; Verso: Judith with the Head of Holofernes, inscription relating to contract signed in December 1587 for the production of 26 illustrations for Dante's Inferno, commissioned by Luigi Alamanni

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Recto: Elevationof wall or gateway, shown in two bays. Arched openings on lower story with a broad frieze above surmounted at center by a balcony or musician's gallery. Verso: Eleven lines of handwriting and a drawings of Judith holding the head of Holfernes.

Recto: Two Scenes from the Life of Apollonius of Tyana; Verso: The Priest Achimelec, study for Daniel receiving the Holy Bread and the Sword of Goliath

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Recto, above: Apollonius of Tyana meeting the animals and natives of Ethiopia. Four figures face a group of wild animals. Bottom: Apollonius of Tyana quelling the ghost of a satyr in Ethiopia. Women chasing a satyr. Recto: Single figure of a priest.

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

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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: 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

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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

Recto: Zeuxis painting Helen; Verso: Ecce Homo

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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.

Recto: Zeuxis painting Helen; Verso: Studies of figures for an illustraiton of the eighth circle, tenth bolgia of Dante's Inferno (Falsifiers: Maestro Adamo, Sinon of Troy, Potiphar's Wife)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: Zeuxis is seated at left, facing right in profile. On his easel is a full-length figure of a nude woman (Helen of Troy) which he paints with his left hand. His model stands at right. Other models are seated and standing about the room. One model combs her hair, a servant holding a mirror, right. Verso: Studies of five nude figures

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

Sacrifices of Cain and Abel, preliminary design for "Spiritus Pietatis" (The Spirit of Piety, plate 6 in "The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit" print series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Cain, viewed form behind kneels before an altar at left, upon which is placed his burnt offering of sheafs of corn. Abel, in a similar fashion, his hands clasped in prayer, is seen at right before an offering of burning lambs.God the Father appears above, extending his arms to indicate rejection of Cain's offering, and acceptance of Abel's.

Scene from Acts of the Apostles, after Stradanus

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

Sericulture, Unwinding Cocoons

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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.

Skecthbook Page with Communion at Church and Home

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Verso: The altar is shown in the central background within the sanctuary. The priests stand to the left of the altar administering the communion to a large group of people, knwwling and standing in the foreground. The framing line below followed by an inscription. Recto: A priest administers the communion to an old woman lying in bed, at right. Figures kneel, left and right. Framing line below, followed by inscription.

Sketchbook Page with Antelope Hunt

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Verso: Hunters, left, behind the bushes, fire at a group of antelopes. Another hunter on horseback observes the scene, right. Recto: two scenes: top - Ceremony before an altar; angel, right; below - Holy Family with S. Elizabeth, young St. John the Baptist.

Sketchbook Page with Beheading of a Female Martyr

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The woman kneels in the foreground, center. The executioner raises part of her hair with his left hand, and the sword with his right. Spectators stand behind a balustrade, in the middle plane. In the background, right, a house, at left a fire which apparently killed a person. Fleeing people. A segment is outlined above. Captions beside the woman: "senza namele (?)" Below the figure: "chanaleri in Torna." Damaged, especially upper part. Mounted. Stitching holes at the left edge. Spots.

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.

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.
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