An alchemist hunched over his crucible; an assistant reads him a recipe, watched by an onlooker. Mezzotint by J. Wilson, c. 1770, after J. Steen.
- Steen, Jan, 1626-1679.
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After a painting by Steen known as 'The Village alchemist', but with the removal of the weeping wife in the background. See frame nos. 25980-25981 for other prints after the Steen
The dutch chymist. Jan Stein pinxt. J. Wilson fecit.
London (53 Fleet Street) : Robert Sayer.
1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 41.3 x 29.9 cm
Wellcome Library no. 35474i