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The Foundryman (Figure of Vulcan in the Metal Foundry), third plate from a series of ten scenes from the Practice of Alchemy
The Foundryman (Figure of Vulcan in the Metal Foundry), third 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 x 11.3 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:
1993.63.204
Acquisition Date:
1993-09-16
Credit Line:

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection

A man inside a foundry; he is breaking a mold; in the room a sculpture of Vulcan rests on the floor, mason, seen from the rear, working on the back wall, cannon barrels on the floor