Alchemist at work, 17th century

Alchemist at work, 17th century

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Credit: WILL BROWN/CHEMICAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Alchemist at work. 17th-century artwork showing an alchemist operating a pair of bellows in his laboratory to fuel the fire under the small crucible on top of a furnace. In the background (centre right), three men are conversing around a table, with one holding a flask. This artwork, titled 'The Alchemist', is an oil-on-canvas work, mounted on board, from the school of Flemish artist David Teniers II.

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