Hocus Pocus , 1800

Hocus Pocus , 1800

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Credit: MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE/OXFORD UNIVERSITY IMAGES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hocus Pocus or Searching For the Philosophers Stone. Etching, Aquatint, Watercolour by Thomas Rowlandson, 1800. Caricature of an alchemist in his laboratory engaged in the transmutation of metals, surrounded by alchemical equipment, as well as a formula for turning lead into gold. Prints on the wall include a portrait of Count Cagliostro, and the figure of the 'Bottle Conjurer'. Published by R. Ackermann, Strand, London,

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