Art UK is the successor to Your Paintings. It is a joint initiative between the Public Catalogue Foundation (now known as Art UK), 3,000 museums and other art collections, and the BBC.

By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. Please read our Use of Cookies policy.

A Chemist

Photo credit: Wellcome Library

How you can use this image

All rights reserved.

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other exceptions to copyright permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.

For all other types of use please visit the owning collection’s website for more information about permitted uses and licensing.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

A man, seated or standing, left, at a table, right. He wears a yellow shirt and a pink tunic with a red and green cloak. He is modelled on the engraved portrait of Abraham Gorlaeus (1549–1609), a scholar of coins, medals, seals and rings, which appears as a frontispiece to his Dactyliotheca (Delft, 1601), engraved by Jacques De Gheyn. The table has a blue-green cloth. Chemical equipment is on the table and in a cabinet behind.

Wellcome Library


  • Date

    c.1900 (?)

  • Medium

    oil on wood

  • Measurements

    24.6 x 19.2 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    purchased by Henry S. Wellcome, c.1900–1936


This artwork does not have any tags yet. You can help by tagging artworks on Tagger.

Wellcome Library

183 Euston Road, London, Greater London NW1 2BE England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue