"Alchemist in his Workshop"

Catalog Number: ORGCVR12

Additional Information

This painting is a depiction of an alchemist working at the bellows in his cluttered laboratory. In this work, the mixture of the magical aspects of alchemy (the hanging animal) mix with the more practical aspects of chemistry (the many distillation units near the hearth). Although alchemists were often looked upon as “crackpots” or charlatans, many of their experiments and theories led to modern chemistry.