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A witch, raising her arm above a flaming cauldron, recites a spell; a young woman kneels in front of the cauldron. Mezzotint by J. Dixon after J.H. Mortimer, 1773.

  • Mortimer, John Hamilton, 1740-1779.
Date
20 July 1773
Reference
576063i
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Description

Fire appears on one of the circles surrounding them on the ground. Around an outer circle on the ground, astrological or alchemical symbols are inscribed. Left, a reclining skeleton grins as it holds open a gigantic grimoire containing geometrical and symbolic diagrams

Publication/Creation

[London] (Kempes Row Chelsea) : J. Boydell & J. Dixon, 20 July 1773.

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 60.8 x 48.4 cm

Lettering

Mortimer pinx. ; Dixon fecit.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 576063i

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