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Uses the composition of a painting by Frans van Mieris, formerly in Dresden, the same size as the present painting, of a painter in his studio. In the present painting, alchemical equipment has replaced the string instrument in the left foreground and a skeleton has replaced a portrait on the easel. Possibly painted by 'Wilkes', a restorer and painter of historical pastiches. Inscription on verso: 'Leviticus Wentzel a German scientist in his laboratory explaining his work [.
oil on wood
H 61 x W 45.3 cm
purchased by Henry S. Wellcome, c.1900–1936