- Description (Brief)
- Possibly a portrait of Albertus Seba. He is seated in the bottom center of the print in a large chair. He is pointing a finger on his left hand to a jar on a table beside him. In the background on the right side is an interior of a pharmacy. There is a man in the shop using a mortar and pestle. In the background on the far left there is a large house with gardens and fountain. Note the three containers on the table which have triangular paper labels tied to their necks.
- Seba was a pharmacist and collector of natural history objects in Amsterdam. He illustrated a number of his objects for a Thesaurus on the subject. Most of his collection was sold to Czar Arskine of St. Pesters. He was born in Etzel in 1665 and died in Amsterdam in 1736.
- This print, unsigned and uncaptioned, depicts a wealthy and learned man with a fine estate and a large apothecary shop. The subject may be Albertus Seba (1665-1736), a pharmacist and natural historian in Amsterdam famed for his large cabinets of curiosities.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Physical Description
- paper (overall material)
- ink (overall material)
- black (overall color)
- white (overall color)
- engraving (overall production method/technique)
- overall: 16.3 cm x 10.2 cm; 6 7/16 in x 4 in
- image: 13.9 cm x 8.5 cm; 5 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- collector/donor number
- SAP 910
- Credit Line
- Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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