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Four Preliminary Designs for the Venetiones Series: Recto, above: Fishing for Tuna; Recto, below: Hunting crocodile with a Pig as Bait; Verso, above: Indians catching fish with the help of pelicans; Verso, below: Boar hunt with Shotguns;

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Obverse: Two scenes - top, Fishing. Men in open tuna fishing boats have caught fish in large nets; below, alligator hunt. Pigs used as bait. Hunters at left. Reverse: two scenes, top - fishing, using pelicans; hunters, left behind the bushes, fire at boars, right.

Fountain of Neptune, Florence

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Flagellation (?)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. A prison-like interior, with the main scene taking place in the background, possibly the flagellation of Christ. A saintly figure against a column, surrounded by other figures. Three men in foreground.

Fighting serpents with fire

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. A group of serpents is trapped in the underbrush, in the foreground, caught in flames set by men with torches. In the background, an animal is being devoured whole by a serpent. Near left center: "I. Stradanus inv. / C. de Mallery Sculp. / Phls Galle exc." Below: "INGENTEM VEGETO SERPENTEM..."

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.

Fight between Elephants and Snakes, plate 2 from the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. An elephant is attacked by a serpent, right foreground. Another serpent, in a tree, left, watches an approaching elephant. In the background, Troglodytes cut up and carry off the carcass of an elephant. Left of center, below: "Ioan Stradanus invent."; right of center, below: "Carol de Mallery Sculp."; lower right: "Phls Galle excud." Below: "EXCELSA IN BARRUM DRACO SESE EX ARBORE IACTAT..."

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.

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..."

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..."

Engraving on metal; Engravers on a ship

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. A ship in which many engravers and apprentices are busy cutting, preparing and printing the plates and drying the prints. Bottom: "Joan Stradanus invent." "Phts. Galle excud."

Elephants Helding Each Other out of a Trap, plate 1 from the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. An elephant is trapped in a deep pit, in the middle ground. Other elephants carry stones and tree trunks in an effort to rescue him. Inscribed on stone, near left center: "Ioan Stradanus invent. / Ioan Collaert Sculp." At lower right: "Phls Galle excud." Below: HUNC SERVANT MOREM NATURAE INSTINCTII ELEPHANTIS...

Eight preliminary designs for a print series dedicated to the Life of the Virgin (recto and verso)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: above left, Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple; above right: Death of the Virgin; below left: Nativity; below right: Adoration of the Magi. Verso: above left: presentation of the Christ Child in the Temple; upper right: Circumcision; lower left: Flight into Egypt; lower right: Christ's dispute with the doctors

Eight Scenes from Life of San Giovanni Gualberto (recto and verso)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: Above left:The massacre and the miraculous healing of the monks of S. Salvi; Above right: An angel assisting St. Giovanni Gualberto on his deathbed; Below right: A miraculous provision of bread at Vallombrosa; Below left:The trial by fire of Pietro Aldobrandini at Settimo

Verso: Above left: St. Giovanni Gualberto and the destruction of the monastery of Moscheta; Above right: A miraculous distribution of grain at Vallombrosa; Below right: St. Giovanni Gualberto visiting a sick woman; Below left: The miraculous storm at Moscheta

Drawing

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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.

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.

Design for a Cameo

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Design for a cameo. A figure in full armor, posibly Mars, holding a sword in his right hand. Partially superimposed over sections of another figure. Enclosed in oval frame.

Deer hunt

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Two hunters stalk deer from behind a decoy in the guise of a bull. In margin below: "SIC BOUE FICTILIO CONTECTI SULPHURIS ICTU ACCENSI OCCIDUNT PAUIDOS FORMIDINE CERUOS. JOHAN. STRA. INVE."

Dedicatory page of the set "Mediceae familiae rerum feliciter gestarum Victoria et triumphi"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. An escutcheon surrounded by many animals, statues of Diana and another huntress, two hunters and the coat of arms of the Medici with spears and horns, contains the text beginning: "COSMVS MED. MAGN: ETRVRIAE" and ending with : "Johannes Stradensis Flanfrius inuen. Philippus Galle Sculp. et exud:/1578." Bottom center: Ad Lectorem. Framing lines, bottom: Exornant aulasque aulea parentis Hetrusci, Pluribid exemplis his tibi lector habe."

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.

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.

Crocodile hunt

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Crocodiles are baited by pigs, caught in the act of devouring the small animals tied up close to the edge of the beach. The crocodiles, unable to retreat easily, are stoned by men, waiting for them on the beach. At lower left: "Ioan. Stradanus invent."; center: "Ioan. Collaert sculp"; near lower right: "Phls Galle excud."

Crocodile Hunt in Tentyra, in Egypt, plate 30 from the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. The jaws of the crocodiles are pried open and a stick inserted to render them helpless while they are clubbed to death. At lower right, in the foreground, one man sits astride a crocodile, holding the stick in place, while two others prepare to use their clubs. Near lower right: "Ioan. Stradanus / invent..Carolus de / Mallery Sculp.; Phls Galle excud." Below: "TENTIRA IN AEGYPTO..."

Crocodile Hunt

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Image features a drawing in pen and brown ink, bistre wash, and charcoal on laid paper. Five men are seated astride crocodiles. Two of the crocodiles are in the Nile and three of them are at the bank on the left. Two more heads of crocodiles emerge from the water. One spectator stands at left under a tree. More people are shown on the other bank. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.How to catch a crocodile? In this drawing, the Flemish artist Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (1523 —1605) shows us one particularly bold method. Hunters sit astride their prey, forcing long sticks between the crocodiles’ snapping jaws; companions armed with clubs wait nearby, ready to bludgeon the overpowered reptiles. The image isn’t based on...
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