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The Alchemist

  • 1763
  • Engraved by Jacob Folkema, Dutch. After the painting by Gaspar Netscher
  • Image: 16 1/2 in. W x 18 3/4 in. H
    Engraving on wove paper
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.197
  • No known copyright restrictions

Description

An old, bearded iatrochemist sits inspecting a flask in a cluttered laboratory with a woman standing behind him holding a cauldron. On the left are two men sitting near a hearth.

Inscription

Gravé d'après le Tableau original/ de Gaspar Netscher qui se trouve dans/ le Cabinet de S. E. Mr. le Premier-/ Ministre Comte de Bruhl à Dresde.

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