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The Alchemist

  • 17th century
  • Mattheus van Helmont, Flemish
  • 23 in. W x 18 in. H
    Oil on canvas
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Roy Eddleman
  • Eddleman Collection
  • FA 2000.003.030
  • No known copyright restrictions

Description

Standing amid the clutter of manuscripts, straw, garments, and vessels is a man wearing a red cap and holding a flask, with a young assistant standing near him. In the background are two men working near a furnace. In the upper left is a window shedding light on the alchemist.

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