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During the course of the 17th century still-life painting more and more developed. Not only flowers, but also fruit, other food ingredients (here bread and oysters), and various objects (but also a snail!) can be seen on this oil painting of Abraham Mignon (1640–1679), who worked in Frankfurt am Main and in Utrecht [1]. This painting, now in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, was made during his Utrecht period (1660–1679). [2]

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The snail that catches the eye, is quite traditionally moving around along the edge of the table, but is undoubtedly a Cepaea species.

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Notes:
[1] http://explore.rkd.nl/explore/artists/56042
[2] http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.9119

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