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A Danish Horse, from the fourth set of "Equile Joannis Austriaci"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A Danish horse from the fourth set of "Equile Joannis Austriaci," the stud of Don Juan of Austria (died 1578). Horse galloping toward left. Signed bottom right: "Johan. Strada. inuent. / Phls Gallaeus excudit." At the bottom margin, a verse of two pairs of lines: "Saltu Danus atrox," etc.

A Roman Horse, from the first set of "Equile Joannis Austriaci"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A riding horse for ladies.

A Roman Soldier Fighting one of Hannibal's Elephants, pl. 7 in the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Public combat between armeed warriors and an elephant. All of the warriors have fallen, except one, who faces the elephant, his sword upraised. A portion of the elephant's trunk has been severed. Spectators in enclosures, right and rear. Left to center, below: "Ioan. Stradanus invent. / Carol de Mallery Sculp. / Phls Galle excud." Below: "ANNIBAL IN BELLO CAPTOS CONFLIGERE COGIT..."

A water mill

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Beside a river, the two water wheels are seen at center. Men, bringing grain, weighing it, and pouring it into the grindstones. Bottom center: "Joan Stradanus invent." "Phls. Galle excud."

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).

Adoration of the Shepherds

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Under a portico, right, the Madonna kneels before the Child. A group of shepherds approach from the left. Other figures in background. An angel appears, upper left.

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.

Apes imitating hunters

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. In the foreground, right, a group of men, washing their eyes, using the basins. In the middle ground, a number of apes imitates them. At lower left: "Ioan. Stradanus invent."; at left center: "Ioan. Collaert Sculp."; at lower right: "Phls Galle excud." Below: "QUO VENATORES OCULUS..."

Armor making and polishing

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Baptism of Christ and Pieta

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Verso: Christ stands in the foreground, center; St. John stands to the right; two other figures, left; the Dove flies above the figure of Christ. Recto: Christ is at the center of the composition, supported by two angels. The Madonna stands behind the figure of Christ.

Buffalo Hunt, plate 27 in the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Hunters on horseback and on foot, armed with spears, have surrounded a group of oxen. The hunters' dogs attack one animal, foreground. At lower left: "Ioan Stradanus invent. Ioan. Collaert Sculp." At right: "Phls. Galle excud." Below: "BUBALUS AGRESTIS, RABIDUS, TRUX ET FERUS EST BOS..."

Bulls and goats attacked by foxes

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. In the foreground, foxes attack sheep and a bull. A shepherd and his dog run toward the scene, upper right. Flock of sheep, in background, right. Center: "Ioan. Stradanus invent."; at lower right: "Ioan. Collaert Sculp. Phls Galle excud." Below: "CORSICA GUAS QIGNIT PRAE STANTI."

Catching Night Moths, plate 25 from the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. The apiary is at right. In the foreground, the bee-masters are beating the bushes, driving out the moths hidden in them toward flaming lamps set up on the ground. At lower left: "I. Stradanus inv. C Galle sculp"; at lower right: "Phls Galle excud." Below: "MELLIFERIS INFESTI APIBUS SUNT PAPILIONES..."

Catching geese

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Using decoys to capture geese. The decoys are worn on the head, while the hunter immerses himself in the water, leaving only the bird-shaped headgear on the surface. Bearing a substance which attracts the birds, the alight and are caught by hand. One hunter walks from the water, right, wearing his decoy hat and carrying two birds. At lower left: "Ioan. Stradanus invent."; left center: "Corn. Galle Sculp."; lower right: "Phls. Galle excud." Below: "ANSERUM AGRESTE GENUS..."

Cavemen Chasing Elephants, plate 3 from the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. In center foreground, an elephant is attacked from the rear by one of the pygmies, while two others prepare to leap from the tree, left. In the background, the Troglodytes are cutting up and carrying off the carcass of an elephant. At left center: "Ioan. Stradanus invent. / Ioan Collaert Sculp"; right of center, below: "Phls. Galle excud." Below: "Trogloditae insidijs Elephantem."

Christ before Caiphas

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. The high priest is seated upon a throne, at right, and apparently tears his clothes. At left is a group of Christ and his guards. A spectator stands at a door in the center. Signed on recto, (possibly authentic): "Johannes Stradano."

Christopher Columbus

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
One of a set with the title "Americae detectio." Inscribed: "Christophorus Columbus Ligur....00.VIII D." No. 2.

Color Olivi (Invention of Oil Painting), plate 14 in the Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A busy art studio, with a group of artists and students at work. At the center, a painter works on a large canvas where an image of St. George and the Dragon is visible. Assistants prepare pigment. A student in the foreground copies a sculpture; another painter at background left portrays a seated woman from life.

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.

Crane Hunt using Cones, plate 28 in the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium series

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Trapping the long-necked bird by means of placing cornucopias in holes in the ground; the cornucopias are probably filled with bait. Several of the birds, rendered helpless by the hoods, are shown in center. Trappers behind tree, right. On rock, near lower right: "Ioan. Stradanus invent. / Carol de Mallery Sculp. / Phls. Galle excud." Below: "AUCEPS E CHARTIS COMFECTOS ARTE CUCULLOS..."

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...

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..."
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