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Alchemist with Monkey

  • 17th–18th century
  • In the manner of David Teniers II
  • 23.5 x 29.75 in.
    Oil on canvas, mounted on board
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.272
  • No known copyright restrictions


An elderly alchemist, with a monkey overseer, is investigating samples wrapped in paper or notes in a cluttered workshop. In the background are three assistants working with distillation apparatus and grinding materials, and accepting specimens from the woman in the doorway.

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