"The Alchemist"

Catalog Number: ORGCVR98

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Our Chemist Collector, who likes art with scientific or pseudo-scientific subjects, fell in love with such painting. He found it at Alfred Bader's Art gallery in Milwaukee. The subject is that of an Alchemist at work. The artist is Giovanni Camillo Sagrestani, a painter of oils, watercolors and frescoes (born 1660, died 1731). While nowhere near the class of Dr. Bader's more recent acquisition, "Rembrandt's Portrait", Sagrestani's Alchemist is nevertheless a beautifully rendered treatment of its subject in warm, rich colors. Some of the painter's other work is at the Uffizi in Florence.