An Alchemist at Work, with a Mother by a Cradle Beyond

Thomas Wijckca. 1650

Science History Institute

Science History Institute
Philadelphia, United States

An alchemist seated at his desk glances down at his assistant, who works on the floor beside him. A globe and lectern indicate his scholarly studies. Large earthenware jars, jugs, and other vessels sit piled high beside the desk, along with texts and papers. In the far background a mother sits beside a cradle in the luminous and gentle glow of an open window.


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