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An Alchemist at Work

  • 17th century
  • Mattheus van Helmont, Flemish
  • 17 x 23.625 in.
    Oil on canvas
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Roy Eddleman
  • Eddleman Collection
  • FA 2000.003.037
  • No known copyright restrictions

Description

A bearded alchemist is seated at a small bench, holding up a pair of spectacles to read a manuscript. Vessels, books, straw, and apparatus are scattered on the floor. In the right background an assistant carries a bucket toward the furnace. In the left background three men are standing around a vessel.

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