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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.

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