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An apothecary. Oil painting ascribed to Egbert van Heemskerck.

Heemskerck, Egbert van, 1634 or 1635-1704.


Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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An elderly man with a white beard and a fur-trimmed hat is seated, centre, directed towards a table, left, on which he rests a large book. On the table are a globe (apparently a celestial globe) and some drug jars. The suggestion is that he is a savant or would-be savant with an interest in medicine and astral sciences. There are six drug jars on the left and four on the right. The drug jars are similar to those in a painting sold as by Heemskerck at Sotheby's London (Olympia) on 6 July 2004, lot 483, signed EHK, in which there are six on the left and three on the right

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1 painting : oil on wood ; wood 28.5 x 37.5 cm


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An apothecary. Oil painting ascribed to Egbert van Heemskerck. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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