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Alchemist Filling Wet Drug Jars

  • 17th century
  • Italian School
  • 19.25 x 25.5 in.
    Oil on canvas
  • On display in Transmutations
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.282
  • No known copyright restrictions

Description

A man, surrounded by copper bowls, blue vessels, a bag, and a container of endive plants, pours liquid from a jar into a blue vessel. At the far right a bowl of vegetables sits on a barrel, next to a furnace with distillation apparatus. In the left background is the shadowed figure of another man.

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