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The Shock, or The Alchemist
- 17th century
Attributed to Egbert van Heemskerk II, Flemish
- 30 x 25 in.
Oil on canvas
- Not on display
- Gift of Fisher Scientific International
- Fisher Collection
- FA 2000.001.270
- No known copyright restrictions
In a chaotic interior an alchemist has performed a uroscopy, holding a large manuscript on his lap. A maid stands near him, watching his reaction. On the table are covered jars and a globe. Heaps of bedding suggest domestic chaos.