An Alchemist at Work
A bearded alchemist is seated at a small bench, holding up a pair of spectacles to read a manuscript. Vessels, books, straw, and apparatus are scattered on the floor. In the right background an assistant carries a bucket toward the furnace. In the left background three men are standing around a vessel.
[Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, 4/6 November 1986, lot no. 1457, (as a pair with FA 2000.003.036)].
Alfred Bader, Milwaukee, WI, 4/6 November 1986-5 January, 1993 (to Eddleman). 
Spectrum Laboratories, Rancho Dominguez, CA, acquired by Roy Eddleman (from Bader), 1993-2000.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2000 (from Eddleman/Spectrum).Show notes
 This painting appeared with FA 2000.003.036 as illustrations in a 1991 catalogue of Flourinated Products from Aldrich Chemical Company, founded by Alfred Bader.
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van Helmont, Mattheus. An Alchemist at Work. Oil paint (paint), canvas (textile material), 1600–1699. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/f7623d391.
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