An Alchemist – Adriaen van Ostade 1661
Posted on July 20 2012
Adriaen van Ostade (1610–1685)
Ok, it might be easier to say what isn’t in this painting.
Detail: alchemist, wife, children, basket, window, raised hearth, curtain, ladder, herbs, basket, bowl, pot, bottle, flask bread, scales, funnel jar, box, stool, spoon, kettle, pipe, specticles, knife, tongs, bellows, book, retort, jug, hourglass, drill, fire bucket, sieve, pitcher, dust pan, oven, plate, mortar and pestle, small kettle, matches