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A savant in his cabine, 17th century.

Mattheus van Helmont

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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A savant in his cabinet, surrounded by chemical and other apparatus, examining a flask. Oil painting by Mattheus van Helmont, 167-. All around the room is scattered a vast quantity of chemical and pharmaceutical apparatus: earthenware vessels, glass vessels, books, pestles and mortars, herbs in bags or hanging in bunches from the ceiling; also naturalia such as a stuffed fish, the skull of a stag, bladders of animals. On the table to right, a statuette of Laocoön (without his sons); on side of furnace, left, a framed painting of two fools wearing foolscaps.

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MVH. Bears traces of signature, lower right: M V H.

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A savant in his cabine, 17th century. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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