An alchemist at his furnace, hunched over bellows. Coloured mezzotint after D. Teniers the younger.
- Teniers, David, 1610-1690.
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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'
1 print : mezzotint, with watercolour and gum arabic
Wellcome Library no. 36056i
Based on the design by W. Baillie, 1792