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Creator:
Print made by Johann Jacobus Haid, 1704–1767
Title:
Medicus Alchemista
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 3/16 x 19 7/16 inches (38.5 x 49.3 cm), Plate: 12 7/8 x 16 5/8 inches (32.7 x 42.3 cm), and Image: 11 13/16 x 16 11/16 inches (30 x 42.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "KHK 81"; on back, lower center: "[...] No,, 4 in lefthand lower [...]"

Lettered, lower left: "Medicus Alchemista. | (text divided into two columns, left column) Quid natura negat tribuit temeranus asti | Chemicus, et auro cista releta sonat. | (right column) Si Spem, si magnos, quos proeparat ille, labores | Audis, si eventum consulis, ecce cinis!"; lower right: "DER ARZT EIN GOLDMACHER. | (text divided into two columns, left column) Was dei Natur versagt, soll seine Kunst eerzwingen, | Er hort Ducaten schon in seiner Caba clingen, | (right column) Die durch Verwandlung ihm sein Klumpen hat beschert | Berechnets, dan die Asch ist keines Hellers wehrt | J. J. Haod excud A.V."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1431
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
alchemist | alchemy | beakers | books | chair | cloak | desk | genre subject | globe | hourglass | laboratory | man | physician | physician | reading | scholar | shells | sitting | skulls (skeleton components) | studying | turban | vessels
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23284
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