The texts at the bottom of this engraved image reads “LE CHEMISTE / Dedié à Monsieur Jacques Jean Comte de Wassenaer Seigneur d’Obdam, Chevalier de Saint Empire Romain / Par son tres humble Serviteur Jac. Ph. Le Bas / a Paris chez J. Ph. Le Bas, graveur du Cabinet du Roy, rue de la Harpe” and “D. Teniers pinxit” and “J. Ph. Le Bas Sculp.”
David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690) was a Flemish artist who painted several images of chemists and alchemists. Jacques Phillipe Le Bas (1707-1783) was head of the largest engraving workshop in Paris in the eighteenth century.
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