The Alchemist in Search of the Philosopher’s Stone
by Joseph Wright of Derby (1771) 

Depicting the discovery of the element phosphorus by German alchemist Hennig Brand in 1669. A flask in which a large quantity of urine has been boiled down is seen bursting into light as the phosphorus ignites spontaneously in air.

Posted on August 26, 2012 with 27 notes

Tagged with Alchemy  Art  Esoteric  Hennig Brand  Joseph Wright  Magick  Occult  Philosopher's Stone  Science  Picture  
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