A Witch Making a Potion (1773) By John Hamilton Mortimer

“A witch, raising her arm above a cauldron, is making a potion; a young woman is kneeling in front of the cauldron; book and skeleton in the background.” – Description.

A Witch Making a Potion (1773) By John Hamilton Mortimer

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Traveling Salesman (16th Century) By Giulio Romano

This man is draped with live snakes, a gimmick for selling his wares. No doubt he has some kind of snake oil cure in his inventory. Pun intended. The audience is buying.

Traveling Salesman (16th Century) By Giulio Romano

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