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An alchemist in his laboratory with his family: to the right they are shown calling at the poorhouse, destitute after the husband's failed experiments. Engraving after P. Bruegel, ca. 1558.

  • Bruegel, Pieter, approximately 1525-1569.
Date
[ca. 1558?]
Reference
35278i
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Description

On the question of whether the print is directed towards all alchemists or only 'puffers', see A.A.A.M. Brinkman, De alchemist in de prentkunst, Amsterdam 1982

Publication/Creation

[Antwerp] : H. Cock excud cum privilegio, [ca. 1558?]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving

Lettering

Debent ignari res ferre et post operari / Ius lapidis cari vilis sed denique rari / Unica res certa vilis sed ubique reperta. / Quatuor inserta naturis in nube referta / Nulla mineralis res est ubi principalis / Sed talis qualis reperitur ubiq(ue) localis.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 35278i

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Languages

  • Latin


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