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An alchemist in his laboratory with his family: to the right they are shown calling at the poorhouse, destitute after the husband's obsessive, fruitless experiments. Engraving by H. Cock after P. Bruegel, 1558.

Pieter Bruegel

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Debent ignari res ferre et post operari/ jus lapidis cari vilis sed denique rari/ unica res certa vilis sed ubique reperta// Quatuor inserta naturis in nube referta/ nulla mineralis res est ubi principalis/ sed talis qualis reperitur ubisque localis. H. Cock excud cum privilegio


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An alchemist in his laboratory with his family: to the right they are shown calling at the poorhouse, destitute after the husband's obsessive, fruitless experiments. Engraving by H. Cock after P. Bruegel, 1558. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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