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The Discovery of Phosphorus
Engraved by William Pether, English. After the painting by Joseph Wright of Derby
- Plate: 22.75 x 17.75 in.
Mezzotint on wove paper
- Not on display
- Gift of Fisher Scientific International
- Fisher Collection
- FA 2000.001.141
- No known copyright restrictions
An alchemist in search of the philosopher's stone discovers phosphorus and is on his knees praying. Two young assistants stand near a small candle on a workbench.