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An Alchemist at Work

  • 17th century
  • Mattheus van Helmont, Flemish
  • 17.125 x 23.375 in.
    Oil on canvas
  • On display in Transmutations
  • Gift of Roy Eddleman
  • Eddleman Collection
  • FA 2000.003.036
  • No known copyright restrictions


Seated in a disorderly workshop, an alchemist examines a flask while scratching his head. Scattered about the floor are books, vessels, straw, and a dog. In the left background an assistant works at a bench.

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