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Painting (Oil on Canvas, Framed) of an Alchemist

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Inventory Number: 25949
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Brief Description: Oil painting on canvas of alchemist in alchemist's shop, surrounded by the objects of his work, temporarily looking up from reading a book. Appears unsigned. In a painted black and gold frame. The frame is painted black and the moulding in gold - but areas of gesso and earlier gilding are showing through. Small areas of the painting appear to have been touched up and the whole appears to be re-varnished. One of a pair: see also Inventory No. 25498. The reverse is unbacked on stretcher in black ink "4960  AL." and elsewhere "4".On canvas in white chalk "289/10?" 4 wooden canvas keys and copper alloy eye hooks and hanging wire.
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Material(s): Oil Paint
Gold Paint
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
253 292 22 mm


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