Alchemist at work, 17th-18th century

Alchemist at work, 17th-18th century

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

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Caption: Alchemist at work. 17th-18th century artwork showing an alchemist seated with a pile of books and alchemical equipment. He is examining the contents of a flask while consulting a manuscript. At left, in the background, are two assistants. This artwork, titled 'An Alchemist's Experiment', is on oil-on-canvas work, after an earlier artwork by Flemish painter Mattheus van Helmont.

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