Alchemist workshop, 16th century woodcut

Alchemist workshop, 16th century woodcut

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Caption: Alchemist workshop. Coloured 16th century woodcut by Hans Weiditz. This is titled 'of the great folly of alchemists' and shows a caricatured scene of two alchemists in their untidy workshop. Hans Weiditz (1495-1537) was a German Renaissance artist, also known as the Petrarch Master for his woodcuts illustrating the writings of Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), an Italian scholar and poet, and one of the earliest Renaissance humanists.

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