David Teniers the Younger

The Alchemist

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David Teniers the Younger
The Alchemist

1650 Visible à Salle 4

This is the domain of an alchemist; a scientist who is trying to make gold. He is stirring something in a bowl, while holding a reference book. The space is filled with strange kettles, stoves and glassware. The alchemist was a popular theme in Flemish painting of the sixteenth and seventeenth century. He symbolises the man who squanders his money on futile, trivial matters and is therefore reduced to beggary.

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David Teniers the Younger
The Alchemist

1650 Visible à Salle 4

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Informations générales
David Teniers the Younger (Antwerp 1610 - 1690 Brussels)
The Alchemist
1650
painting
261
Salle 4
Détails des matériaux et techniques
oil
panel
37.4 x 27.4 cm
Inscriptions
rechtsonder: D. Teniers: Fec

Origine

Prince William IV, exhibited at Het Loo Palace, Apeldoorn; by inheritance to Prince William V, The Hague, 1754-1795; confiscated by the French, transferred to the Muséum central des arts/Musée Napoléon (Musée du Louvre), Paris, 1795-1815; Royal Picture Gallery, housed in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague, 1816; transferred to the Mauritshuis, 1822