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The Alchemist.
"An alchemist in his workshop. He is sitting in the middle of the composition, gazing at the viewer. His assistant is standing beside him carrying a vase, trying to draw the alchemist's attention. Scattered in the large room are books, leaves of paper, bottles, cages are hanging from the ceiling as well as other curiosa. Inscribed on the bottom: 'Tiré du Cabinet de M.r le Brun. / D'apres le Tableau Original de Thomas Wyck de la Grandeur de 24 pouces sur 22 de large. / A Paris chez Chereau rue des Mathurins au coin de celle de Sorbonne'; signed on the bottom of the composition: 'Thomas Wyck Pinxit / L. Le Grand. Sculp.'. From J.B.P. Le Brun, Galerie des Peintres Flamands, Hollandais et Allemands, published in Paris and Amsterdam between 1792 and 96. This engraving was included in the second volume as opposite to page 45. "."Engraving and etching on paper with broad margins; plate mark: 239 x 190 mm; total: 428 x 271 mm; some stains on the external margins otherwise in very good conditions"
      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
Last Found On: 2017-08-22           Check availability:      NVvA    

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