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An Alchemist at Work, with a Mother by a Cradle Beyond

  • 17th century
  • Thomas Wijck, Dutch
  • 16.14 x 12.48 in.
    Oil on panel
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Roy Eddleman
  • Eddleman Collection
  • FA 2000.003.035
  • No known copyright restrictions


In the right foreground an alchemist works at his desk while instructing a young assistant. They are surrounded by papers, trunks, vessels, and apparatus. In the subtly lit background the wife is making lace next to her baby.

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