Protestants and Beer
Judith Leyster, The Last Drop, c. 1639.











Ruysch was regularly paid 750 - 1250 guilders ...
when Rembrandt rarely received more than 500 guilders for his work
Night Watch

Rachel Ruysch, Vase with Flowers, 1700.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Captain Frans Banning Cocq Mustering His Compnay (The Night Watch), 1642.











The Proposition

Judith Leyster, The Proposition, 1631.











The Procuress

Dirck van Baburen, The Procuress, 1622.











Judith Leyster, Self-Portrait, 1635.











Officers of the Haarlem Militia
Children and Cat

Leyster's Signature

Frans Hals, Officers of the Haarlem
Militia Company of Saint Adrian
, c. 1627.
Judith Leyster, Two Children and Cat, 1631.
Leyster's signature












Maria Sibylla Merian, Insect Metamorphosis, 1727.


Once described by a contemporary as "painter of flowers, fruits, birds, worms, flies, mosquitoes, spiders and other filth"











Plate 69

Maria Sibylla Merian, Plate 69 from Dissertation in Insect Generations and Metamorphosis in Surinam, 1719.


Maris Sibylla Merian and Daughters: Women of Art and Science at the Getty Museum











Merian published limited edition, color folios of her Surinam work for 45 guilders. At the time, a Norweigan sailor earned 9 guilders a month.
Surinam Portfolio
Merian's Surinam Folio


more Merian work