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The Alchemist in His Study with a Woman Making Lace

  • 17th century
  • Thomas Wijck, Dutch
  • 15 in. W x 18 1/4 in. H
    Oil on panel
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.280
  • No known copyright restrictions


In a dark study illuminated by a single leaded-glass window, a seated man works behind a cluttered desk. Scattered on the floor are open and closed books, papers, jars, and jugs. At the far right a seated woman in a white cap, collar, and cuffs bends over a lacemaker. A glowing furnace and a hanging portrait of a man can be seen at the far left of the study.

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