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Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All)
Allegorical Portrait of Chemistry

Adolphe Louis Charles Crespin, Belgian, 1859 - 1944

Geography:
Made in Belgium, Europe

Date:
c. 1895

Medium:
Color lithograph (poster)

Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 3/8 x 17 1/16 inches (56.8 x 43.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1991-24-5

Credit Line:
The William H. Helfand Collection, 1991

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Additional information:
  • PublicationPicture of Health: Images of Medicine and Pharmacy from the William H. Helfand Collection

    Crespin developed this image for Robert B. Goldschmidt, a professor of chemistry in Brussels who, among his many other accomplishments, had developed a pharmaceutical product known as Actiphos. Standing among varied chemical and pharmaceutical apparatus is a large black cat, in all probability an allusion to Goldschmidt's known affection for the animal. The bottles at the lower right, labeled for sulfur (S) and potassium hydroxide (KOH), represent a play on the French phrase souffre et potasse, in argot meaning "to study." William H. Helfand, from The Picture of Health: Images of Medicine and Pharmacy from the William H. Helfand Collection (1991), p.26.

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