C. Straub after David Teniers II. The Chemist in his Laboratorium. 1600s.
…Vali Myers…aka the Witch of Positano
I would love to get this book in his original edition.
They have a digitalized version of it over at Project Gutenberg, but it does not have the lovely illustrations by the incredible Arthur Rackham.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The latter cannot understand it
when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices
but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.