Category: early women painters

Maria Sibylla Merian (German, 1647 – 1717): The Rocu Tree with Caterpillars, Moths, and Butterflies (via The J. Paul Getty Museum)

Rachel Ruysch (Dutch, 1664 – 1750): A still life of roses, a tulip, hyacinths, morning glories and other flowers in a vase, resting on a stone ledge (via Sotheby’s)

Alida Withoos (Dutch, c. 1670 – 1715): Tulips, chrysanthemums, honeysuckle, convolvulus and other flowers (via Bonhams)

Rachel Ruysch (Dutch, 1664 – 1750): Still life of flowers in a glass vase on a marble ledge (1745) (via Sotheby’s)

Rachel Ruysch (Dutch, 1664 – 1750): Vase with flowers (via Wikimedia Commons)

Margherita Caffi (Italian, 1650 – 1710): Still life with flowers and fruit (via Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien)

Michaelina Wautier (or Woutier, Woutiers, Belgian, d.  1689): St Joesph (c. 1650) (via Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien)

Rachel Ruysch (Dutch, 1664 – 1750): A swag of grapes, hollyhocks, irises, mallow, African marigolds, clematis, a horse chestnut and blackberries with butterflies and other insects suspended before a stone arch (1681) (via Christie’s)

Attributed to Sofonisba Anguissola (Italian, c. 1532 – 1625): Elisabeth of Valois (1545-1568) (1599?) (via Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien)

Rachel Ruysch (Dutch, 1664 – 1750): Still life with flowers (via Wikimedia Commons)