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The Alchemist’s Laboratory

The Alchemist’s Laboratory, 1595, Western Esoteric Art
The Alchemist’s Laboratory, zoomed in
40.4 cm

The Alchemist’s Laboratory is an Esoteric Etching Print created in 1595. It lives at the University of Wisconsin, Libraries in the United States. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Tondo, Mysticism and Alchemy. SourceDownload

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This illustration is one of four illustrated plates from the Amphitheatrum sapientiae aeternae (Amphitheater of Eternal Wisdom) — an unusual, circular book on alchemy, written by the German physician, hermetic philosopher, and alchemist Heinrich Khunrath. Khunrath wrote the volumn, and directed an engraver in its illustration, most likely either of the well-known Dutch printers Peter van der Doort or Hans Vredeman de Vries.

Reed Enger, "The Alchemist’s Laboratory," in Obelisk Art History, Published August 26, 2017; last modified June 02, 2020, http://arthistoryproject.com/timeline/age-of-discovery/western-esoteric-art/alchemists-laboratory/.

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