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Maria van Oosterwyck (Noorddorp 1630-Uitdam 1693)

Still Life with Flowers and Butterflies Signed and dated 1686

RCIN 405626

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The new genre of floral still-life painting developed in the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century to cater to a new market of middle-class buyers with horticultural interests. This example by Maria van Oosterwyck, a successful flower painter from Nootdorp near Delft, combines a mix of wild and cultivated flowers, including the pink Provins rose and its striped relative Rosa Mundi.