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Dutch 1664-1750 Rachel Ruysch (June 3, 1664 ?? Amsterdam, August 12, 1750) was a Dutch artist who specialized in still-life paintings of flowers. She was born in The Hague, but moved to Amsterdam when she was three. Her father Frederik Ruysch, a famous anatomist, and botanist, was appointed a professor there. He gathered a huge collection of rarities in his house. She assisted her father decorating the prepared specimen in a liquor balsamicum with flowers and lace. At fifteen Ruysch was apprenticed to Willem van Aelst, a prominent Delft painter, known for his flower paintings. In 1693, she married a portrait painter, Juriaen Pool (1666-1745), with whom she had ten children. Her sister Pieternel was married to Jan Munnicks, a young man who drew flowers in the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam. In 1701 Ruysch was inducted into the painters' guild in The Hague. Several years later Ruysch was invited to work for the court in D??sseldorf and serve as court painter to Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine. She remained working for him and his wife from 1708 until the prince's death in 1716. Also Jan Weenix and Adriaen van der Werff were invited to deliver paintings, after Eglon van der Neer died. In 1723 she won the lottery. Ruysch kept painting for her prominent clients. Ruysch lived eighty-five years and her dated works establish that she painted from the time she was a young woman until she was an octogenarian. About a hundred paintings by her are known. The background of the paintings are usually dark. Ruysch was also noted for her paintings of detailed and realistic crystal vases.

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Rachel Ruysch Still Life of Flowers oil painting artist


Rachel Ruysch Still Life of Flowers oil painting artist

Still Life of Flowers
Painting ID::  3695
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1689

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Rachel Ruysch A Vase of Flowers oil painting artist


Rachel Ruysch A Vase of Flowers oil painting artist

A Vase of Flowers
Painting ID::  32627
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1706 Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm

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Rachel Ruysch Flower Still-Life oil painting artist


Rachel Ruysch Flower Still-Life oil painting artist

Flower Still-Life
Painting ID::  40529
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mk156 after 1700 Oil on canvs 75.5x60.7cm

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Rachel Ruysch Flowers in a vase oil painting artist


Rachel Ruysch Flowers in a vase oil painting artist

Flowers in a vase
Painting ID::  42718
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MK169 1698 Cloth 5805x44.5cm

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Rachel Ruysch Flowers in a Vase oil painting artist


Rachel Ruysch Flowers in a Vase oil painting artist

Flowers in a Vase
Painting ID::  43220
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mk170 circa 1685 Oil on canvas 57x43.5cm

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