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The Blacksmith (Figure of Mercury and the Search for Metal), fifth plate from a series of ten Scenes from the Practice of Alchemy
The Blacksmith (Figure of Mercury and the Search for Metal), fifth plate from a series of ten Scenes from the Practice of Alchemy
Date:
16th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
17.3 x 11.2 cm (image)
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Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance: J. Cantacuzene (JC stamped on verso, not in Lugt); Sotheby 11/29/1973, no. 35; M.S. Sopher

Accession Number:
1993.63.205
Acquisition Date:
1993-09-16
Credit Line:

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection

looking through a doorway into a laboratory where two figures stand over a fire; outside the building are numerous figures and Mercury holding a caduceus