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Alchemist with Scale
- 19th century
Johannes Weiland, Dutch
- 24 x 16 in.
Oil on canvas, mounted on board
- On display in Transmutations
- Gift of Fisher Scientific International
- Fisher Collection
- FA 2000.001.268
- No known copyright restrictions
A bearded alchemist wearing a fur-trimmed top coat is carefully weighing ingredients with a balance. On top of his table is an exotic carpet covered with papers, a copper pitcher, and ceramic jar. Resting on a bench in front of the table is a large book and jug with blue glaze marks and glass.