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An alchemist with his assistants in his laboratory. Engraving by J.P. Le Bas after D. Teniers.

Teniers, David, 1610-1690.

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The round cucurbite with the moorshead helmet stands on an open fire on top of the stove. This may be due to ignorance on the part of the artist, or a sign for the fact that here the alchemist is a 'puffer' A fish hangs from the ceiling

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Paris (ruë de la Harpe) : chez J. Ph. Le Bas, graveur du cabinet du roy.

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1 print : line engraving ; image 32.6 x 47.8 cm

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Le chimiste. Dedié à monsieur Jacques Jean Comte de Wassenaer Seigneur d'Obdam, chevalier du Sainte Empire Romain. Par son tres humble serviteur Jac. Ph. Le Bas. 43. Teniers. D. Teniers pinxit. J. Ph. Le Bas sculp.

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An alchemist with his assistants in his laboratory. Engraving by J.P. Le Bas after D. Teniers. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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