A gray-bearded scholar in a red cap writes at his desk with a quill. Scattered in front of him are fabric-covered ceramic jars, a celestial globe, glass jars stoppered with twists, and a pipe. Illumination floods the scene from a window at the left. From the ceiling hangs three taxidermy creatures, a sword, and a birdcage entwined with vine and a bird sitting atop the cage. In the background, an assistant attends a furnace.
Sir William Jackson Pope Collection, Cambridge, England, as artist unknown. (the Reynolds Gallery possibly owned it after him)
Reynolds Gallery, London (As Maerten van Heemskerk).
Fisher Scientific, Pittsburgh, PA; Fisher Scientific International Inc., Hampton, NH.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2000 (from Fisher Scientific International Inc.).
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