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Count of St Germain, French alchemist


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Count of St Germain, French alchemist

Count of St Germain (c.1712-1784), French alchemist. St Germain was a French courtier and adventurer who rose to prominence in Europe in the mid-18th century. He was also known as a charlatan, inventor, and alchemist. Little biographical information is known about him, though some of the stories of his life gave rise to legends and myths. This 1783 engraving is by Nicolas Thomas, based on a painting that is now lost. The title and inscription are in French, translating as: celebrated alchemist, comparing St Germain to Prometheus, who gave fire to mankind, and talking about God and gaining control over Nature

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1700s 1783 18th Century Adventurer Alchemist Alchemy Art History Charlatan Chemist Courtier Engraving Fire French French Language Inscription Inventor Laid Paper Legendary Legends Looking At The Camera Myths Portrait Religion Text Le Comte Prometheus Saint Germain


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This print showcases the enigmatic Count of St Germain, a figure shrouded in mystery and intrigue. The French alchemist, adventurer, and courtier emerged as a prominent personality in 18th century Europe. While his true identity remains elusive, the tales surrounding his life have given birth to legends and myths that continue to captivate our imagination. The exquisite 1783 engraving by Nicolas Thomas, based on a lost painting, depicts St Germain being compared to Prometheus – the mythical figure who bestowed fire upon humanity. The inscription highlights his reputation as a celebrated alchemist who delved into conversations about God and sought mastery over Nature itself. In this monochrome artwork, we see an adult male with piercing eyes looking directly at the camera. His countenance exudes both intelligence and mystique. Dressed in elegant attire befitting a courtier of his time, he embodies an air of sophistication. This portrait not only captures the essence of St Germain but also serves as a testament to art history itself. Printed on laid paper with delicate details etched onto its surface, it is an exquisite example of European illustration from the era. As we gaze upon this image, we are transported back in time to witness one man's quest for knowledge and power – a journey that continues to fascinate us centuries later.

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