A red-faced king stands in a red robe, flanked by a queen and the deity Mercury in green clothes; representing a stage in the process of alchemy. Coloured etching, ca. 18th century.
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The empty red robe of the previous print (Wellcome Library no. 38626i) has been filled by a red-faced king. To his right, a queen stands under the sun; to his left Mercury walks towards him under the moon, carrying a caduceus
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