The Chymist

Made:
1750 in London
maker:
Thomas Major

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Print. The Chimyst / D. Teniers pinxt. ; T. Major sculpt. - London, 1750. Engraving; platemark 41x29cm on sheet 47x34.5cm. - Dedication: To Richard Mead MD, Physician ... FRS ... engraved from an original painting the same size by David Teniers ... 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 .... - Scene interior of a chemist's laboratory in olden times. Includes pots, jars, bottles; man operating bellows at brick fire; chemical apparatus heating; another man in background using pestle and mortar. Candles on holders, hung or fixed on walls; lantern light hangs beside chimney [above bunch of garlic?]

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1984-460
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Grosvenor Prints