Engraved by Thomas Major after a painting of the same subject by David Teniers II, this print shows a young alchemist in a cap and apron working a pair of bellows before an open hearth. Distillation vessels, open books, tongs, and other tools sit close at hand. The workshop is large and spacious, with a window providing strong sunlight at right. A stuffed lizard specimen, likely an iguana, hangs overhead, as other alchemical workers labor in the background at a table.
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Major, Thomas. “The Laboratory.” Paper, 1755. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/m613mz29d.
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