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The Alchemist

  • 18th century
  • Attributed to Johann Martin Schmidt, Austrian
  • 14 1/2 in. W x 22 in. H
    Oil on canvas
  • On display in Transmutations
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.256
  • No known copyright restrictions


An alchemist stands near a hot crucible, dropping a scorpion into the mixture. On the ground is a large manuscript and a skull.

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