The alchemist's workroom, cluttered with broken vessels and scattered papers, is lit with warm yellow light from the double window at left. Through a large archway we see the alchemist at work by his desk, studiously engaged in reading and writing. Beside him, a small portable furnace filled with glowing coals heats a glass distillation apparatus. This chamber shows evidence of both practical work and scholarly research pairing the celestial globe and many books with well-used tools and vessels.
Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna, where purchased 1944.
Manfred Mautner Markhof Collection, Vienna Austria, acquired between 1942 and 1948, according to Dr. Erich Fiala of Vienna (RKD photo) in 1962, where described as monogrammed (Th. Wyck) and 46.5 x 40 cm.
(sale, Christie's, London, December 9, 1994, lot 288).
Alfred Bader, Milwaukee. 9 July 1997 (to Eddleman).
Spectrum Laboratories, acquired by Roy Eddleman, 1997 - 2000.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2000 (from Eddleman/Spectrum).
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