A bearded alchemist is seated at a small bench, holding up a pair of spectacles to read a manuscript. Vessels, books, straw, and apparatus are scattered on the floor. In the right background an assistant carries a bucket toward the furnace. In the left background three men are standing around a vessel.
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Painted lead soldiers, ca. 1948
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