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The Village Chemist

  • 1760
  • Justus Juncker, German
  • 25.5 x 34 in.
    Oil on canvas
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.274
  • No known copyright restrictions


In a light-filled workshop a physician is seated at a table covered with an imported red carpet; he is writing with a quill. He appears to be writing a prescription for the man waiting beside the desk. Scattered on the clean floor are books and pots. In the background three men are working beside a furnace and a distillation apparatus.

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