THE ARTWORK IN YOUR ROOM
An impressive flower still life is depicted on the right wall in this room. This is the work of Rachel Ruysch. This image is composed of several flower still lifes by Ruysch.
About Rachel Ruysch
Rachel Ruysch (The Hague, 1664 - Amsterdam, 1750) was a Dutch Baroque painter. She was praised for her flower still lifes, as can be seen on the wall in your room.
In 1701 Ruysch became the first woman to become a member of the painters' guild Confrerie Pictura in The Hague. During that time she made many large flower arrangements for her international clientele.
In 1708 she went to work for several years as court painter for Elector Johan Willem of the Palatinate in Düsseldorf.
In 1723 she and her husband (portrait painter Jurriaen Pool) won the main prize in a lottery; 75,000 guilders, converted to today's standards, this is approximately 850,000 euros!
Ruysch continued to paint actively until the age of 84.