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'The Chymist', 1650.

Major, Thomas

'The Chymist', 1650.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Engraving made in 1750 by Thomas Major after an earlier oil painting by David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690). The chemist operates a set of bellows at a brick fire, heating distillation equipment. Another man can be seen using a pestle and mortar in the background.

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