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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Recto Title: Page from a sketchbook showing four scenes: including Thessalians Fighting Bulls, upper left and Men Battling Alligators, upper right.", 1587

type: Drawing

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Pages of a sketchbook. Recto: Four scenes, upper left, lower left. Thessalians fighting bulls, upper right, lower right. Horizontal rectangle. Verso: Four scenes. Upper left: Men fighting bulls in an arena, as the King observes, left. In background man on horseback rides to attack bull. Lower left: Another version of men fighting bulls. King in background, right. Upper right and lower right: Two versions of scenes of men fighting alligators. Verso, upper right: Nativity of St. John (?). Lower right: Men fighting bulls. Lower left: Statue of King on pedestal set in forest, observed by three men (horizontal); the composition set upper right. Upper left notations.



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