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The Iatrochemist

  • 17th–18th century
  • Balthasar van den Bossche
  • 27.75 x 33.5 in.
    Oil on canvas
  • On display in Transmutations
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.279
  • No known copyright restrictions


In a busy workshop a medical chemist wearing a physician’s cap performs a uroscopy. He consults an open book, while at the right a woman and a man await the results. In the background a patient undergoes a dental procedure, with three people watching. In the far right a man enters the room, holding a flask. A distillation apparatus can be seen at the bottom right.

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