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Last NameRuysch    
Given NameRachel °    
alt. NamesR. R. ; R. Ruijsch ;     
Marriageportrait painter Juriaen Pool (1666-1745)    
Year born1664 in The Hague, Netherlands    
Year died1750    
Place of deathAmsterdam, Netherlands    
Father's occupationprof. of anatomy & botany, ->Anthony Frederick Ruysch, who also prepared anatomical samples    
Relativesflower painter Jan Munnicks (brother-in-law) ; Maria (mother, daughter of architect Pieter Post; grandfather Pieter Post ;sister paintress Anna Ruysch    
Educationapprenticed to painter Willem van Aelst    
Country of ActivityNetherlands    
Worked forDüsseldorf Johann Wilhelm Elector Palatine ;    
Patronage1708-16 court painter of Elector Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz; member of the painters' guild at The Hague; Grand Duke of Tuscany    
Collaboratorswith her father ;    
Techniquesbotanical painting, watercolor, drawing, esp. flower painting & still lifes    
Archival sourcesBritish Museum Natural History; further links in wiki-entry;    
Published sourcesAKL ; ThB 29 1935: 243 ; Sawyer 1971: 178 ; Pinault 1991: 43 & 139 ; Chansigaud 2009 ; Margócsy 2014: 4 & 119 ;    
otherActive in Amsterdam, The Hague & Düsseldorf; specialty: floral bouquets & still lifes, therefore a borderline-case as 'scientific' illustrator.    

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