This print reproduces a scene originally painted by David Teniers, in a strongly tenebrist manner, showing the alchemist in a shadowed room beneath the light of a single window. Engaged in reading, the alchemist may be experiencing a moment of revelation as he leafs through his text. Beside him on a small table sit glass flasks and books, as well as a human skull that reminds the viewer of their own mortality.
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