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A chemist creates a new form of gunpowder - incombustible; representing a futile new invention. Coloure lithograph by J.-B.-D. Bourdel, 1835.

Bourdel, Jean-Baptiste-Désiré, 1826-1859.
Date
[1835]

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Description

The room includes chemical apparatus, a column of mercury (centre), a foetus in a jar (left), a salamander and a beetle (attached to back wall)

Lettering

Ma fortune est faite! J'ai trouve une poudre à canon imperméable et incombustible. Les bigarrures de l'esprit humain. Bourdel ...

Publication/Creation

Paris (Rue du Coq) : Hautecoeur Martinet, [1835] (Rue de Seine, S.G. no. 55 : Lith. de Lemercier)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 15.2 x 19.3 cm.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16608i

Language

  • French


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