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The Bald-Headed Alchemist

  • 17th century
  • After David Teniers II
  • 24 1/4 in. W x 16 in. H
    Oil on panel
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.259
  • No known copyright restrictions


A bald alchemist stands at his furnace on the right, stirring the contents of his crucible while reading a small book. Books and other apparatus are scattered on the floor. A young assistant stands near the furnace. In the background are three other assistants, two at a lab bench and one seen through an open trap door. On the left is a small dog lying near a large earthenware pot.

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