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The Alchemist in His Workshop

  • 17th–18th century
  • Circle of Balthasar van den Bossche, Flemish
  • 31 1/2 in. W x 24 in. H
    Oil on canvas
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Roy Eddleman
  • Eddleman Collection
  • FA 2000.003.029
  • No known copyright restrictions


Seated in the left center is the alchemist holding up a flask while looking at manuscripts that rest on a tapestry-covered table. A man holding a vessel, a woman, and another person watch the alchemist state the diagnosis. To the far right of a globe and vessels is a young assistant working the bellows. In the background is a group of men watching a dental procedure.

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