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GREGORY TOBIAS / CHEMICAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GREGORY TOBIAS / CHEMICAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Alchemy satire, 18th-century satirical artwork depicting an alchemist as a monkey operating bellows to supply air to a furnace on which potions and distillations are being prepared. This is an engraving by the French artist Pierre-Francois Basan (1723-1797), after a painting by Flemish artist David Teniers II (1610-1690). The French title of the engraving was 'Le plaisir des fous' (the pleasure of fools).
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