Rachel Ruysch (1664-1750)

Artist Name Rachel Ruysch (1664-1750)
Title Flowers with Pomegranate
Description This superb Dutch Golden Age Baroque floral oil painting is attributed to being after Rachel Ruysch. Painted circa 1800 it is a typical Ruysch composition of a large bouquet of mixed flowers against a dark background. Indeed some of the flowers fade in to the darkness with the light particularly illuminating the flowers on the left including some stunning white roses and the pomegranate sliced in half on the stone ledge being nibbled by a moth. The realism is profound, the detail exquisite making this a superb example of Dutch Golden Age floral art housed in a fantastic Florentine frame.
Provenance Surrey estate.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 27 x 35 inches
Frame Housed in a stunning Florentine carved and gilded frame, 47 inches x 39 inches overall and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Rachel Ruysch (1664-1750) was a still-life painter from the Northern Netherlands. She specialized in flowers, inventing her own style and achieving international fame in her lifetime. Due to a long and successful career that spanned over six decades, she became the best documented woman painter of the Dutch Golden Age, being followed by Jan van Huysum, who took flower painting to another degree of popularity.
Price £14000
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