Still Life with Flowers in a Glass Vase, Rachel Ruysch, c. 1690 - c. 1720

Still Life with Flowers in a Glass Vase, Rachel Ruysch, c. 1690 - c. 1720

oil on canvas, h 65cm × w 53.5cm. More details

Rachel Ruysch was the daughter of Frederik Ruysch, a professor of botany. Her artistic talent was recognized early on and she became a renowned painter of floral still lifes. Even though she bore ten children, she nevertheless managed to pursue a professional career as an artist. Her pictures were admired at the courts in The Hague and Germany, and she was appointed court painter to the Elector Palatine.

On display in room 1.6

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