Title A peacock in a crowned alchemical flask; representing the stage in the alchemical process when the substance breaks out into many colours. Watercolour painting.
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Physical description 1 painting : watercolour ; image 41.8 x 19.6 cm.
Series Splendor solis
Note The earliest manuscript of the 'Splendor solis' (Splendour of the Sun) attributed to Salomon Trismosin is dated 1532
References For detailed information on this series, cf. J. van Lennep, L'alchimie, Brussels 1984, pp. 110-129
This image is one of a sub-series in the 'Splendor solis', showing crowned alchemical flasks containing symbols of the various stages of the Great Work. In the original manuscript, scenes of symbolically relevant activities in village life are shown outside the image, along with an astronomical sign at the top
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 38825i
Note After: Salomon Trismosin, Splendor solis, 1582, British Library, Harley ms. 3469
Author, etc. Trismosin, Salomon.
Topic-LCSH Alchemy.
Chemistry -- History -- 16th century.
Crowns.
Chemical apparatus.
Bottles.
Peafowl.
Eye.
Color.
Genre/Technique Watercolors.
Copy photo no. V 25638
System no. .b11966506
Record no. 38825i