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Philosopher Laughing at Magick

  • After a painting by David Teniers II, after the manner of Rembrandt
    Made in London
  • Plate: 14 x 9.75 in.
    Mezzotint on laid paper
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.095
  • No known copyright restrictions

Description

A bearded philosopher is seated at a table reading a book. On the table is a skull, and next to the table is a flask on a stool with books leaning against it. A figure in a dark robe kneels in the foreground holding a large candle. Next to this figure are two transfigured humans. Strange creatures are flying above them.

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Printed for Robert Sayer. Map & Printseller. at No.53 in Fleet Street, London.

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