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Rachel Ruysch

painter, draftsman, court painter
in the service of elector Johann Wilhelm of the Palatine in Düsseldorf between 1708 and 1716. She named her 10th child Jan Wilhelm (baptized 21 July 1711) after her patron. The Elector and his wife Maria Anna Luisa de' Medici were the godparents.
North Netherlandish
The Hague 1664-05/1664-06-03
baptized June 3, 1664
Amsterdam 1750-08-12/1750-10
According to Luuc Kooijmans (Digitaal Vrouwenlexicon van Nederland, 2016-03) deceased in October; August is probably based on a wrong interpretation of sources.
Family relationships
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granddaughter of Pieter Post; daughter of Fredericus Ruysch (anatomy professor in Amsterdam) and Maria Post (1643-1720); sister of Anna Ruysch; married to Jurriaen Pool in Buiksloot on August 12, 1693; their daughter Rachel was buried on November 23, 1718 (De Vries 1885).
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Rachel Ruysch painted a flower wreath on a portrait by Schalcken.
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Den Haag
  • Amsterdam 1675 - 1710
    moved to Amsterdam with her family as a young girl; was there an apprentice of Willem van Aelst, later still residing in Amsterdam, even though she was a member of Confrerie Pictura in The Hague since 1701
  • Düsseldorf 1710
    She visited her employer in Düsseldorf at least twice, in 1710 and 1713 (Van Gool 1750, p. 215).
  • Amsterdam 1710 - 1713
  • Düsseldorf 1713
  • Amsterdam 1713 - 1750
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
flower piece, still life, forest still life, fruit piece
oil paint
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archief Le Roy
Gerson Digital : Germany
Creation date: 1992-01-25; Last modified date: 2021-08-13


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