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A man conducts an alchemical experiment with an alembic, in the foreground, in the background a female figure representing the world observes a man of the new school of chemistry who prepares an oxygen experiment with a glass jar and a candle: a representation of the historical transition between alchemy and chemistry. Coloured stipple engraving by J. Chapman, 1805, after R. Corbould.

Corbould, Richard, 1757-1831.
Date
27 July 1805

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view A man conducts an alchemical experiment with an alembic, in the foreground, in the background a female figure representing the world observes a man of the new school of chemistry who prepares an oxygen experiment with a glass jar and a candle: a representation of the historical transition between alchemy and chemistry. Coloured stipple engraving by J. Chapman, 1805, after R. Corbould.

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Credit: A man conducts an alchemical experiment with an alembic, in the foreground, in the background a female figure representing the world observes a man of the new school of chemistry who prepares an oxygen experiment with a glass jar and a candle: a representation of the historical transition between alchemy and chemistry. Coloured stipple engraving by J. Chapman, 1805, after R. Corbould. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Publication/Creation

London : J. Wilkes, 27 July 1805.

Physical description

1 print : stipple engraving, with watercolour ; image 22.2 x 17.6 cm

Lettering

Chemistry. ; R. Corbould del. ; J. Chapman sc.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25676i

Language

  • English



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