Library Of Congress
Library Of CongressPublic Domain ArchivePart of PICRYL.com. Not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout
  • star_rateUpgrade

Topic: italian

1319
1319
slider-holder
2013
slider-holder
2013
14,758 media by topicpage 1 of 148
[The Capture of Christ]

[The Capture of Christ]

This drawing represents the central portion and main action of the painting--Christ's betrayal by Judas--of the Garden of Gethsemane. Dating is difficult, but it is likely that the sheet belongs to the artist... more

[Telescoping siege machine]

[Telescoping siege machine]

Print shows a telescoping tower raised from beneath by a screw mechanism manipulated by two men, used during siege warfare to gain an advantage of height by those perpetrating the siege.

[Underwater breathing apparatus]

[Underwater breathing apparatus]

Print shows a device with a long tube for breathing, worn over the head, to allow a soldier to walk underwater; also shows the device being used in the background.

[Air mattress made from animal skins]

[Air mattress made from animal skins]

Print shows two soldiers resting on an air mattress made by sewing together and inflating animal skins.

[Title page of Dipnosophistarum, siue Coenae sapientum libri XV]

[Title page of Dipnosophistarum, siue Coenae sapientum libri XV]

Print shows title page with illustration of Jesus and a woman at a well.

Triplicus visus, directi, reflexi & refracti, de quo optica disputat, argumenta

Triplicus visus, directi, reflexi & refracti, de quo optica disputat, ...

Illustration showing aspects of optics: Battle scene with Archimedes' mirrors using sun to defend city of Syracuse against sailing ships, a rainbow, elephants crossing long bridge drawn in perspective, nude man... more

Il ballarino di M. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, diuiso in due trattati; nel primo de' quali si dimostra la diuersità de i nomi, che si danno à gli atti; & mouimenti, che interuengons ne i balli: & con molte regole si dichiara come debbano farsi. Nel secondo s'insegnano diuerse sorti di balli, & balletti sì all' vso d'Italia, come à quello di Francia, & Spagna. Ornato di molte figure. Et con l'intauolatura di liuto nella sonata di ciascun ballo, & il soprano della musica alla maggior parte di essi. Opera nuouamente mandata in luce ...

Il ballarino di M. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, diuiso in due trattat...

This manual is one of the most important documents detailing late-Renaissance Italian court dance. Dancing master Fabritio Caroso (died 1605) describes fifty-four steps, provides rules for style and etiquette, ... more

Asia.
Disigno dell' isola de Gerbi con le seche che la difendeno dall' inondatione del mare, ...

Disigno dell' isola de Gerbi con le seche che la difendeno dall' inond...

Print shows an assault on Jarbah Island by the Christian armada under the command of Andrea Doria and the arrival of the Turkish fleet; the Christian fleet retreats in advance of the Turks who subsequently lay ... more

Africa.
Europae.
America.
Nobiltà di dame del sr. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, libro, altra volta, chiamato Il ballarino. Nuouamente dal proprio auttore corretto, ampliato di nuoui balli, di belle regole, & alla perfetta theorica ridotto: con le creanze necessarie à caualieri, e dame. Aggiontoui il basso, & il soprano della musica: & con l'intauolatura del liuto à ciascun ballo. Ornato di vaghe & bellissime figure in rame ...

Nobiltà di dame del sr. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, libro, altra vol...

In this significant manual detailing late-Renaissance Italian court dance, dancing master Caroso redefines and, in some cases, corrects information found in his first treatise, Il ballarino (1581). The manual g... more

Carro delle zaffosina

Carro delle zaffosina

Print shows a mechanical device for transporting small boats from one body of water to another or over unnavigable sections by means of sleds with wheels that run through tracks.

[Landscape with a castle on a hill and three figures and horse]

[Landscape with a castle on a hill and three figures and horse]

It is tempting to suggest that the subject is the Flight into Egypt. The figure to the left of the donkey appears to have wings. Perhaps Mary is standing with the child, and Joseph, on the donkey, is pointing ... more

Spazza cammino (i.e., camino) / Anib Cara. In. ; S. Guillain scu.

Spazza cammino (i.e., camino) / Anib Cara. In. ; S. Guillain scu.

Print showing a full-length portrait of a chimney sweep.

Reticelle, e merletti / AC I.

Reticelle, e merletti / AC I.

Print showing a full-length portrait of a pasta vendor.

[Hero's miraculous altar]

[Hero's miraculous altar]

Illustration shows the details of a steam-driven mechanical apparatus for opening doors.

Illustrissimo viro Domino D. Joanni Baptistæ Colbert / Nanteuil ad vivum ping. et sculpebat cum priuii Regis.

Illustrissimo viro Domino D. Joanni Baptistæ Colbert / Nanteuil ad viv...

Print showing Jean Baptiste Colbert, head-and-shoulders portrait in medallion hanging on an obelisk, supported by two women in allegorical scene with turtle, rooster, hourglass, dog, and putti, with men working... more

Il [mondo] e [per] lo piu [gabbia] di [matti] / Giuseppe Ma. Mitelli inv. dissegno, et int. In Bologna 1654.

Il [mondo] e [per] lo piu [gabbia] di [matti] / Giuseppe Ma. Mitelli i...

Print shows a large cage containing all manner of men, from scientists and musicians to the dregs of society. Sitting outside on the top of the cage are Fortune, whom all desire to reach, and the artist, busily... more

[Paris receiving the golden apple from Hermes]

[Paris receiving the golden apple from Hermes]

The subject of this drawing is Hermes handing the golden apple of the Hesperides to Paris, who is to judge the greatest beauty among the goddesses Athena, Aphrodite, and Hera. In return for judging Aphrodite t... more

Ale Porte del Dolo / A. Canal. f.

Ale Porte del Dolo / A. Canal. f.

Print shows a large boat entering the main canal from a small canal, with many gondolas on the canal, and large buildings in the background.

[Village on the banks of a river] / A. Canal f.

[Village on the banks of a river] / A. Canal f.

Print shows a view across a river of many buildings of an unidentified city; a lone scrawny tree and footbridge dominate the foreground.

[Imaginary view of S. Giacomo di Rialto]

[Imaginary view of S. Giacomo di Rialto]

Print shows the church of San Giacomo di Rialto.

Al Dolo / A. Canal. f.

Al Dolo / A. Canal. f.

Print shows gondolas on a canal with pedestrians walking alongside, and buildings on both sides.

Le Preston. V / A. Canal. f.

Le Preston. V / A. Canal. f.

Print shows pedestrians on the walkway of the waterfront with the canal on the right and buildings and a bridge on the left.

Veduta dell' arco di Costantino, e dell' anfiteatro Flavio detto il colosseo

Veduta dell' arco di Costantino, e dell' anfiteatro Flavio detto il co...

Print shows a bird's-eye view of ruins with the Arch of Constantine in the foreground and the Flavian Amphitheater or Colosseum in the background, with numbered key. Some of the men appear to be examining the ruins.

Veduta de Campo Vaccino

Veduta de Campo Vaccino

Print shows a bird's-eye view of ruins in the foreground of the Campo Vaccino, with the arch of Septimius Severus to the left and three columns on the right. Some of the men appear to be examining the ruins.

Veduta del tempio de Bacco

Veduta del tempio de Bacco

Print shows an exterior view of the Temple of Bacchus in Rome, Italy.

Porta S. Paolo ot. Trigemina / /G. Vasi dis. e inc.

Porta S. Paolo ot. Trigemina / /G. Vasi dis. e inc.

The pyramid of Cestius is shown on the left, part of the church of SS Salvatore is on the right, and the gate of San Páolo is in the background.

Prospettiva della seconda macchina de fuochi d'artificio, rappresentante il rinomato Monte Vesuvio, alquale portato si Plinio seniore il filosofo, e celebre scrittore per of servarne troppo da vicino la natura, ... / Francesco Perziado Spagnolo inv., e dis. ; Michele Sorelló sculp.

Prospettiva della seconda macchina de fuochi d'artificio, rappresentan...

Print showing aristocratic men leaving their horses with attendants and following guides on a trail up the side of Vesuvius to peer into the fuming cones. At center, descending the volcano, are three figures, t... more

Veduta del Ponte e del mausoleo, ...

Veduta del Ponte e del mausoleo, ...

Illustration shows a view from the river of the Castel Sant'Angelo with the bridge, Ponte Sant'Angelo, on the right, Rome, Italy. Prominent features identified by letter with corresponding key printed below image.

Lucifer Nascere praeque diem veniens age Lucifer almum Virg. eglog. 8 / / Franciscus Barbieri vulgo Guercino pinxit Romae in Aed. Ludovisüs ; Stephanus Tofanelli delin. ; Jean. Volpato sculp. Romae.

Lucifer Nascere praeque diem veniens age Lucifer almum Virg. eglog. 8 ...

Print shows Lucifer as a young angel with wings sitting on a cloud, brandishing a torch in raised left hand, at the top of an arched entry way.

Giuochi atletici / Giuseppe Palazzi delineò ; Giuseppe Vasi incise.

Giuochi atletici / Giuseppe Palazzi delineò ; Giuseppe Vasi incise.

Print showing a large semi-circular building with viewing boxes overlooking a stage where men are wrestling; there is a tall archway, topped with a clock, that connects the two sides to form a half-circle. Ther... more

Caduta di Niagara / G.M.T. fc. 1777.

Caduta di Niagara / G.M.T. fc. 1777.

Print shows a man standing on a rock in the foreground looking at the falls at Niagara.

Chi mi vela é in periglio e chi mi svel / C. Coltellini pinx. ; Gio. Lapi scul.

Chi mi vela é in periglio e chi mi svel / C. Coltellini pinx. ; Gio. L...

Print shows title page illustration, an allegorical scene with naked female figure reclining in pastoral setting with two cherubs, admiring herself in a mirror.

Veduta di S. Eustachio / N. Matraini del. ; J. Ottaviani inc.

Veduta di S. Eustachio / N. Matraini del. ; J. Ottaviani inc.

Print shows a distant view of Oranjestad on Saint Eustatius in the Netherlands Antilles, with many ships in the foreground.

Quebec

Quebec

Print shows bird's-eye view of the city of Québec. Includes legend at top identifying prominent buildings.

[Interior view of the Temple of Neptune, Paestum, plate 13]

[Interior view of the Temple of Neptune, Paestum, plate 13]

Print shows several men, a cow, and a dog barking at a donkey transporting two barrels, among the columns of the Temple of Neptune in Campania (Paestum), Italy, with lettered key identifying elements of the str... more