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Le bien pauvreté l'âge mûr la jeunesse / Qui fait, ou l'informe, ou la félicite

  • Engraved by Francesco Pedro, Italian. After the painting by Francesco Magiotto
    Made in Venice
  • Image: 12 x 16 in.
    Engraving on laid paper
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.126
  • No known copyright restrictions

Description

An alchemist and three assistants working in a humble laboratory. The alchemist is holding tongs and pouring liquid into a crucible while a young assistant works the bellows. To the left a young woman is conversing with another assistant who is holding a mortar and pestle.

Inscription

Le bien la pauvreté l'age mûr la jeunesse/Qui fait, ou l'infortune, ou la felicite.—Voltaire.

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