A Vase of Flowers

Artist: Margareta Haverman (Dutch, active by 1716–died 1722 or later)

Date: 1716

Medium: Oil on wood

Dimensions: 31 1/4 x 23 3/4 in. (79.4 x 60.3 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Purchase, 1871

Accession Number: 71.6


Several female artists of the Netherlands specialized in flower pictures, the best known being Rachel Ruysch (1664–1750). Despite his secretive nature, Jan van Huysum accepted Haverman as his pupil in Amsterdam. The only other known work by Haverman is a signed but undated flower piece in Copenhagen.