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Creator:
Print made by Valentin-Daniel Preissler, 1717–1765, German
Title:

Der Gute Alchimyst wird nun den Barth Verbrennen, da er zum Schuld-Process die Feder Schneiden muss: Gold Macher!

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 7/8 × 13 3/8 inches (45.4 × 34 cm), Plate: 14 3/8 × 10 1/4 inches (36.5 × 26 cm), and Image: 12 1/4 × 10 1/4 inches (31.1 × 26 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "#3"

Lettered, lower center: "Der gute Alchimyst wird nun den Barth verbrennen, | da er zum Schuld - Process die Feder Schneiden muss: | Goldmacher! wer kan dich beym Licht gluckselig nenen? |dein Beutel bleibet leer, dein Kopf wird woller Russ."; lettered, lower right: "Val Van Preisler Sculpsit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1098
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22788
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