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An Alchemist – Adriaen van Ostade 1661

Posted by 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

One Response to An Alchemist – Adriaen van Ostade 1661

  1. Barry

    It is like playing “Where’s Waldo”. It is also nice to know that having a messy house is nothing new!

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