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Watercolour illustrations to a memoir of Nicolas Flamel and his wife

18th century

The British Library

The British Library
London, United Kingdom

Nicolas Flamel and his wife Perenelle are depicted in this illustration of a memorial they commissioned to the Holy Innocents. They can be seen praying at the top beside St Paul (with the sword) and St Peter (with the key). Although Flamel was once believed to have discovered the Philosopher’s Stone, in reality the couple made their wealth from property. This illustration was made to accompany a biography of Flamel, which cast doubt on his reputation as an alchemist. Shown here: ff. 13v–14r

Details

  • Title: Watercolour illustrations to a memoir of Nicolas Flamel and his wife
  • Date Created: 18th century
  • Location: British Library, London, UK
  • Location Created: France
  • Type: Manuscript
  • Original Source: Add MS 17910
  • Rights: Public Domain. For more information visit: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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