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A seething mass of people driven by a multitude of different wills; representing the levelling of life by death. Etching by G.M. Mitelli after himself, 1690.

Mitelli, Giuseppe Maria, 1634-1718.
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1690

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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The alchemist with his furnace at the centre is represented as a pauper. The astronomer is an Arab

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1690

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1 print : etching ; platemark 29 x 43.2 cm

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A 'sen tutt' una massa. Tra pazzi, e savi, e in un ricchi e mendichi/ Si vive a la confusa, e'l tempo passa;/ Ma vien la morte a suiluppaar gl'intrichi,/ E ogn un ritorna a la primiera massa. G.M. Mitelli. I.E.F. ...

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A seething mass of people driven by a multitude of different wills; representing the levelling of life by death. Etching by G.M. Mitelli after himself, 1690. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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