A seated alchemist instructs his young apprentice in this image of a large and well-stocked apothecary's shop. The walls are lined with blue ceramic vessels likely containing medicines, tonics and purgatives, as well as natural oils and herbs. A small portable furnace heats a pan at left. Distillation equipment--glass alembics and other vessels--are piled at right. Fruits and vegetables spill out on the floor alongside pans and basins for preparing organic medicinal goods.
(sale, Christie's, South Kensington, 5 July, 1990, lot 218).
Spectrum Laboratories, Rancho Dominguez, CA, 1990-2000.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2000 (from Eddleman/Spectrum).
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Valentini, Giovanni Domenico. Interior of an Apothecary's Shop. Oil paint (paint), canvas (textile material), 1600–1699. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/ms35t861q.
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