Rachel Ruysch was a Dutch still-life painter, specialised in flowers. She had a very successful career that spanned over six decades and is due to this that she became the best documented woman painter of the Dutch Golden Age. Portrait of Rachel Ruysch by Godfried Schalcken Ruysch was born in The Hague. Her father was… Continue reading Who was Rachel Ruysch?
Judith Leyster was a Dutch Golden Age painter who was specialised in genre paintings and still lifes. Her work was highly regarded by her contemporaries, however, after her death she was largely forgotten. Her entire work was attributed to other male painters.A "masterpiece" A "masterpiece" It is a self-portrait in oil painted around 1633. By… Continue reading Self-portrait by Judith Leyster
The Proposition or Man Offering Money to a Young Woman is a genre painting by Dutch artist Judith Leyster. This painting is in the Mauritshuis in The Hague. It is an early work of the artists, she was only 22 years old when painted it. It depicts a young woman sewing work by candlelight and a… Continue reading The Proposition by Judith Leyster