Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a bishop celebrating mass inside a church. Image taken from f. 193 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.
Heinrich Seuse writing his 'Horologium Sapientiae'; God the Father inspiring him; Holy Mass; the Last Judgement: Christ on a rainbow raises the dead in the presence of Mary and St. John the Baptist; two angels holding instruments of the Passion; four angels bringing souls to heaven; devils dragging the damned into hell
Hercules strangling the serpents: Hercules grasps two serpents in his crib, Juno points toward the serpents from a mass of cloud at right, from the series 'The Labors of Hercules'
Antonio Tempesta (Italian, Florence 1555–1630 Rome)
Air, a landscape during a hurricane, three horsemen battling the wind, a mass of trees to the right, from 'The four elements' (Les quatre Eléments)
Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)
The Grand Canal above the Rialto (recto); A Priest Celebrating Mass and Saint Vincent Ferrer Preaching (verso)
The veduta on the recto is a painstakingly accurate view of the Venetian Grand Canal from the Fabbriche Nuove on the extreme left to the Palazzo Pesaro in the distance and including the campanile of San Cassian... more