"The Alchemist Studio"

Catalog Number: ORGCVR06

Additional Information

Our Chemist/Collector learned of an auction at a San Francisco gallery conducted via web and telephone. The painting appeared very dark. After a successful bid and taking possession it was cleaned and we found the delightful painting you see: "The Alchemist Studio" by the Flemish painter and engraver, Balthazar van den Bossche - (no relation to the famous Hieronymus). Various elements associated with alchemy are seen in the painting such as a skull, a salamander, glass retorts and a celestial globe as well as a fire and bellows. It is a worthy addition to the AccuStandard Gallery of Alchemy Art.