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Alchemist, Act 2, Scene 6

  • 1771
  • Engraved by John Dixon
  • Image: 18.5 x 23.25 in.
    Half-tone on wove paper
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.223
  • No known copyright restrictions


A scene from Ben Jonson's play The Alchemist, with David Garrick as Abel Drugger holding a pipe, John Palmer standing in the center as Face, and Burton as Subtle on the left.


Mr. Garrick in the Character of Abel Drugger, Mr. Burton and Mr. Palmer in the Characters of Subtle and Face. Alchemist, Act 2, Scene 6.

To Fred Howard, Earl of Carlisle Morpeth/ This plate is humbly Inscribed by his Obedt. Servt. John Dixon.
Published according to Act of Parliament January 12th 1771 by John Dixon in Kemps Row opposite Ranelagh Chelsea and sold by A. Dury in Duke's Court, St. Martin's Lane.

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