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An alchemical adept carrying the vase of Hermes, which is inscribed "Let us go to seek the nature of the four elements". Watercolour painting.

Trismosin, Salomon.

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Credit: An alchemical adept carrying the vase of Hermes, which is inscribed "Let us go to seek the nature of the four elements". Watercolour painting. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Physical description

1 painting : watercolour ; image 40.7 x 24.8 cm.

Notes

Second in the order of illustrations of the 1532 manuscript

The earliest manuscript of the 'Splendor solis' (Splendour of the Sun) attributed to Salomon Trismosin is dated 1532

Publications note

For detailed information on this series, cf. J. van Lennep, L'alchimie, Brussels 1984, pp. 110-129

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38701i

Reproduction note

After: Salomon Trismosin, Splendor solis, 1582, British Library, Harley ms. 3469

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  • Latin


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