Alchemist working, 17th Century artwork

Alchemist working, 17th Century artwork

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Caption: Alchemist working, 17th Century artwork. 1687 Dutch oil painting by Hendrick Heerschop entitled 'The Alchemist's Experiment Takes Fire', depicting an alchemist startled by one of his experiments that has caught fire. He is working at home, and in the background his wife is looking after their children.

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