Alchemist at work, 18th century

Alchemist at work, 18th century

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

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Caption: Alchemist at work. 18th-century artwork showing an alchemist dropping a scorpion into a mixture being heated in a crucible on a furnace. At lower right are a manuscript and a skull. This artwork, titled 'The Alchemist', is an oil-on-canvas work attributed to Austrian artist Johann Martin Schmidt.

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