The Hague 1664 - 1750 Amsterdam
Summer Flowers in a Vase
Canvas, 56.5 x 48.6 cm
Signed : Rachel Ruysch
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague
This still life by Rachel Ruysch dates from the close of the seventeenth century. Ruysch's works of this period are characterised by their soft light, harmonious colours and gentle, elegant composition. The severed stem in the centre accentuates the quasi-nonchalant arrangement of the bouquet.