A man conducts an alchemical experiment with an alembic, in the foreground, in the background a female figure representing the world observes a man of the new school of chemistry who prepares an oxygen experiment with a glass jar and a candle: a representation of the historical transition between alchemy and chemistry. Coloured stipple engraving by J. Chapman, 1805, after R. Corbould.
Lettering: Chemistry. ; R. Corbould del. ; J. Chapman sc.