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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Sketchbook page: Pearl Fishing; recto, Diana", ca. 1590

type: Drawing

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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.



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