Possibly Juiaan Pool II, Ruysch's husband, and by descent to
Frederick Ruysch Pool (1696-1765), their eldest son, who owned, among three other paintings, 'een stuk met vreemde bloemen'(=a piece with strange flowers), painted in 1735 and valued at 750 florins.
Imported to England by John Smith in 1830, and sold for 110gns.
Richard Simmons, London, 1835.
Sir Simon Clarke, Bt., c. 1840.
W.J. Coe, Paris; Christie's, 8 June 1872, lot 44, as Rachel Ruysch (400gns to Agnew).
Purchased from the St. James's Galleries, 1960.
Please note that the Sir Simon Clarke, W.J. Coe and Christie's sale provenance is incorrect and should read as follows:
Malcolm Orme, Upper Belgrave Street, London; Christie's, 7 May 1887, lot 6, as 'R.Ruysch' (38gns. to Major L.).
J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., VI, London, 1835, p. 499, no. 13.
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., X, Stuttgart and Paris, 1928, p. 326, no. 88.
M.H. Grant, Rachel Ruysch, Leigh-on-Sea, 1956, p.29, no. 43.