The alchemist sits, stirring the contents of a crucible, as he carefully watches the progress of a distillation experiment. He is surrounded by alchemical apparatus, glassware, and open books. An hourglass at his side signals the passing of time.
This work is signed "Reich" in the lower left of the painting and, while this is not yet confirmed, it was possibly painted by Austrian artist Adolf Reich, who traveled extensively and was known for his popular genre paintings throughout Europe during the early 20th century.
Fisher Scientific, Pittsburgh, PA, acquired by Chester Fisher, prior to 1965 ; Fisher Scientific International Inc., Hampton, NH.
Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2000 (from Fisher Scientific International Inc.).Show notes
 Chester Fisher died in 1965.
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|Rights||Public Domain Mark 1.0|
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