The Elixir of Long Life

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In a cluttered alchemist's lab, a man drinks from a vial as another gestures to him in anguish
The elixir of long life.

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Robarts Library, the Internet Archive

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In a cluttered sixteenth-century alchemist’s laboratory featuring retorts, skeletons, a large manuscript propped up on a table, and various nondescript implements, a man drinks from a vial, leaning back on the athanor, while another, older one, gestures toward him in anguish, one knee to the floor.

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