Corona delle Nobile et Virtuose Donne, Libro Terzo, page 11 (recto)

Designer Cesare Vecellio Italian
Publisher Alessandro de' Vecchi Italian

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Designed by Cesare Vecellio, Italian, Pieve di Cadore 1521-1601 Venice, Venice, published by Alessandro de' Vecchi, Italian, active 17th century, Venice.
From top to bottom, and left to right:
Design composed of 2 horizontal registers. Top register is decorated with 3 triangles: left triangle is ornamented with a composite man and plant creature that holds 3 fish upon a platter, middle triangle is ornamented with a figure resembling a queen that is flanked on both sides by a small animals, right triangle is ornamented with a tall flower that is flanked on either side by a standing lion. Bottom register is decorated in the center with a fountain that is surrounded on both sides by 2 grotesque figures characterized by a man's upper body, bird's wing, and a dragon's lower half that has a tail that transforms into a coiling vine, upon which a bird is perched.

Corona delle Nobile et Virtuose Donne, Libro Terzo, page 11 (recto), Cesare Vecellio (Italian, Pieve di Cadore 1521–1601 Venice)  , Venice, Woodcut

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