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 French School , A Pharmacy

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Title A Pharmacy
Alternative Title The Apothecary's Shop
Collection Wellcome Library
Artist French School
Date Earliest about 1700
Date Latest about 1700
Description The works shows the interior of a pharmacy. It is believed to be by a French painter, c. 1700. It was purchased as one of a pair by Wellcome's agent, Peter Johnston-Saint, from Raas, Pau in Southern France.
Current Accession Number 44595i
Former Accession Number CC 8441
Subject figure; interior; still life; everyday life
Measurements 90.5 x 49 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Henry Solomon Wellcome 1936.
Provenance Purchased April 1928, accession no. CC 8440, from Raas, 20 Ruedes Cordeliers, Pau, 2 at 6,000 francs (50); collection of Henry Solomon Wellcome, April 1928.
Notes This work was purchased with another by Wellcome's agent Peter Johnston-Saint and they came from Raas, Pau in Southern France. Humphrey Wine of the National Gallery, London thinks that the other work may have been painted in Southern France as the painting is not very 'French' in appearance. It is a pair with The Clyster in Use, 45047i. Nothing was found in the diaries of Peter Johnston-Saint known as Captain Saint for this date.
Rights Owner (c) The Wellcome Trust
Author Dr Madeleine Korn



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