Dutch painter, 1664-1750
Rachel Ruysch was the daughter of Frederik Ruysch, a botanist and anatomist. At 15, she was apprenticed to Willen van Aelst, known for his flower paintings. Her highly detailed and well-composed bouquets were very popular, and she became the court painter for Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine. Ruysch died at 85 with only about a hundred works to her name.
Artcyclopedia page for Rachel Ruysch: Works at museums, galleries and image archives worldwide.
Still-Life with Bouquet of Flowers and Plums
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels