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Rosary of the philosophers emblems hand coloured by Adam McLeanI have painted hand coloured versions of the twenty pictures that make up the Rosary of the philosophers series. I believe this hand colouring makes these images even more accessible, and I have used a colouring scheme based on a 16th century hand coloured version of the symbolic sequence. I include below my twenty coloured engravings from the printed version of the Rosarium philosophorum printed in De Alchimia opuscula complura veterum philosophorum, Frankfurt, 1550, as small thumbnails. I am in planning to incorporate this Rosary of the philosophers sequence into a multimedia slide sequence similar to the the Atalanta fugiens multimedia slide show I have recently produced.
All these images are copyright © Adam McLean 1999.