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An alchemist at his furnace, hunched over bellows. Coloured mezzotint after D. Teniers the younger.

Teniers, David, 1610-1690.

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Credit: An alchemist at his furnace, hunched over bellows. Coloured mezzotint after D. Teniers the younger. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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The round cucurbite with the moorshead helmet stands on an open fire on top of the stove. This may be due to ignorance on the part of the artist, or a sign for the fact that here the alchemist is a 'puffer'

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint, with watercolour and gum arabic

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36056i

Creator/production credits

Based on the design by W. Baillie, 1792

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