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The Alchemist – Longhi 1757

1757 Alchemist's lab by Pietro Longhi

Pietro Longhi  (1702–1785)  image from The Yorck Project

Check out this raised hearth.

Detail: bottles,  hour glass, brazier, raised hearth, tongs, crucible, book,  glasses,  shoes, buckles, mules (slippers), flask, fur lined robe

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  1. One of the three alchemists seems to be a Discalced Carmelite – in a brown robe with a scapular. The other cleric I do not recognize. What book is the Carmelite holding in his hands?

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