Still Life with Flowers on a Marble Tabletop, Rachel Ruysch, 1716

Still Life with Flowers on a Marble Tabletop, Rachel Ruysch, 1716

oil on canvas, h 48.5cm × w 39.5cm More details

This bouquet features more than ten species of flowers and teems with insects. As the blossoms flower at different times, it would be rather difficult to assemble such a bouquet in real life. Ruysch was well aware of this: her extensive study of live and prepared flowers allowed her to paint these vibrant bouquets with stunning precision. During her lifetime, she was one of the most celebrated painters of floral still lifes in Europe.

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