Fruit and Insects

Author:     Painted in: 1664-1750    Framework: Oil on wood, 44x60    Located in: The Rembrandt Room
Fruit and Insects - Rachel Ruysch (Oil on wood, 44x60)

Signed and dated 1711. Companion piece to another still life ( Inv. 1890-1285, not exhibited). They were both sent by Elector Johann Wilhelm to Cosimo III de\' Medici, probably in 1712. At the Uffizi since 1753.

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Ruysch was a Dutch artist who specialized in still-life paintings of flowers. She was born in The Hague, but moved to Amsterdam at a young age. Her father Frederik Ruysch (1638 – 1731), a famous...Read more


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