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A man in the foreground conducts an alchemical experiment with an alembic; in the background a female figure representing the world looks at a chemist, who prepares an oxygen experiment with a glass jar and a candle; representing the historical transition from alchemy to chemistry. Stipple engraving by J. Chapman, 1805, after R. Corbould.

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

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view A man in the foreground conducts an alchemical experiment with an alembic; in the background a female figure representing the world looks at a chemist, who prepares an oxygen experiment with a glass jar and a candle; representing the historical transition from alchemy to chemistry. Stipple engraving by J. Chapman, 1805, after R. Corbould.

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Credit: A man in the foreground conducts an alchemical experiment with an alembic; in the background a female figure representing the world looks at a chemist, who prepares an oxygen experiment with a glass jar and a candle; representing the historical transition from alchemy to chemistry. 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 ; image 22.2 x 17.6 cm

Lettering

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 37371i

Language

  • English



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