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A Nosegay of Roses, Marigolds, Larkspur and a Bumblebee, 1695 — Rachel Ruysch, Private Collection

A Nosegay of Roses, Marigolds, Larkspur and a Bumblebee

Rachel Ruysch, 169532 by 25.8 cm

Northern RenaissanceOil on CanvasStill LifesFlowersInsects

Rachel Ruysch’s flowers electrified the court of the Netherland’s Elector Johann Wilhelm — a childhood in the home of a botanist, a steady hand and an eye for dramatic composition made Ruysch one of the most successful still life artists of her day.

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