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Oil painting - The Alchemist

The Alchemist

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Date:

    1855 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Douglas, William Fettes (Sir), born 1822 - died 1891 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs Jane Clara Focchetti

  • Museum number:

    67-1873

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Date

1855 (painted)

Artist/maker

Douglas, William Fettes (Sir), born 1822 - died 1891 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Marks and inscriptions

'1855 [the Douglas crest of a heart, crossed swords, and a crown] fecit'
Signed and dated by the artist in red on box in centre foreground

Dimensions

Height: 130.7 cm approx., Width: 100.3 cm approx., Height: 162 cm Gilt frame, Width: 129 cm Gilt frame, Depth: 9 cm Gilt frame

Object history note

Bequeathed by Mrs Jane Clara Focchetti, 1873

Descriptive line

Oil painting, 'The Alchemist', William Fettes Douglas, 1855

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, pp. 71-72
Notice in the Edinburgh Evening Courant, 3 March 1857, 2nd notice of the Royal Scottish Academy exhibition.
Notice in the Scotsman, 4 March 1857, 4th notice of the Royal Scottish Academy exhibition.

Materials

Oil paint; Canvas

Techniques

Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Alchemist

Categories

Paintings; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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