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The Chymist

  • 1750
  • Engraved by Thomas Major, English. After a painting by David Teniers II
    Made in London
  • Image: 14 x 10.5 in.
    Hand-colored engraving
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.111
  • No known copyright restrictions


A seated alchemist operates a set of bellows heating a distillation experiment. His assistants work in the background of the laboratory.


To Richard Mead M.D. Physeician in Ordinary to his Majesty. F.R.S./
This Print Ingrav'd from an Original Painting of the same Size by David Teniers,
is humbly Dedicated by his most Obedient Servant Thos. Major.
London sold by the Author at the Golden Head in West Street the upper end of St. Martin's Lane.
Publish'd May 7th 1750, accord. to Act of Parliament.

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