A Space of Their Own

Alida Withoos

Selected Works

A branch of plant with green stem, dark green ruffled leaves, and many small yellow flowers at the top.


ca. 1714
Alida Withoos, Brassica, ca. 1714. Watercolor, 31.8 x 19.7 cm. Rijksmuseum

A branch of a plant with a red stem, pointed medium-green leaves, and small red berries.

Branch of a Redcurrant

Alida Withoos, Branch of a Redcurrant, n.d. Watercolor, 33.6 x 22.2 cm. Rijksmuseum

A plant with a light green stem, many narrow oval leaves arranged in circles on smaller stalks, and small white and pink flowers at the top of the branch.


Alida Withoos, Lupine, n.d. Watercolor, 38.3 x 25 cm. Rijksmuseum

A plant with a dark green stem, a few pointed oval leaves at the bottom, and downward-facing, dark purple flowers with long yellow stamens at the top of the stem.

Martagon Lily

Alida Withoos, Martagon Lily, n.d. Watercolor, 40.5 x 25 cm. Rijksmuseum

A plant with a curving, medium-green stem, pointed light green leaves, and fuzzy-looking, trumpet shaped flowers at the end of the stem.

Study of a Hanekam (Celosia argentea)

Alida Withoos, Study of a Hanekam (Celosia argentea), n.d. Watercolor, 36.9 x 24.1 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art