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RUYSCH, Rachel (1664 - 1750), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
RUYSCH, Rachel (1664 - 1750), Painter

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Dutch, 17th – 18th century, female.

Born 1664 or 1665, in Amsterdam; died 12 August 1750, in Amsterdam.

Painter. Still-lifes (flowers/fruit), insects.

[not available online]Rachel Ruysch was the daughter of the lecturer in anatomy Fredericus Ruysch, and the pupil of Willem van Alst. She was so enthusiastic about her work that for a long time she refused to marry despite being rich and beautiful, to avoid

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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