Women Artists of the Renaissance

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Rachel Ruysch
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

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