This scene depicts Nicolas Flamel (early 1330–1418) and his wife Perrenelle. Flamel, a village scrivener, read and wrote letters for the less educated. He tried out all alchemical formulae that passed through his hand. Here he turns from his experiment to look at his wife, Perrenelle, who is pointing to an open manuscript.
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