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Science (of Art and Science pair)

  • 17th–18th century
  • After Gerard Thomas
  • 32 x 48 in.
    Oil on canvas, mounted on board
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.265
  • No known copyright restrictions

Description

An iatrochemist performs a uroscopy while other activities take place in his workshop. A woman is waiting for the diagnosis, having brought him the flask of urine in the wicker basket seen hanging from her right arm. Celestial and terrestrial globes, a hanging reptile, a seated dog, and alchemical apparatus are seen throughout the workshop. In the background are four assistants working near the hearth. In the right foreground a young man is working the bellows.

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