Rachel Ruych's finely executed bouquet of flowers in the Alte Pinkothek, painted in 1715 and numbered among the artist's best works, is an example of Dutch still-life painting during its late apogee. This painting shows how the artist, with an amazing mastery of painterly skills, combines striking naturalness with elegant and highly-decorative stylization in a brilliantly realized, unified composition. In front of a dark background Ruysch has arranged a colorful bouquet that appears to reach out to the viewer. The various flowers, enlivened by insects and caterpillars, are harmoniously arranged around a central group of blooming roses, cistus and anemones, which are highlighted by gradations of light. A strong eye-catcher is the radiant white blossoms of the passion flower in the foreground.