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Toledo Museum of Art Acquires Still Life by Maria van Oosterwijck

The Toledo Museum of Art announced the purchase of a floral still life by Maria van Oosterwijck (1630–1693). The painting, which will undergo conservation before going on view, is one of the largest and most ambitious by this artist. The work joins several other remarkable still lifes by women artists in the collection, including a flower still life by Rachel Ruysch, who followed Oosterwijck’s example as a female professional woman artist working in late seventeenth-century Amsterdam.

Maria van Oosterwyck (1630–1693), A bouquet of flowers in a Rhine stoneware vase on an entablature with an arrangement of shells, 1680s
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH