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This oil-painting by Abraham Mignon was made during 1670–1679 in Utrecht, Netherlands. It is entitled “Stilleven van vruchten in een boslandschap” [Fruit still-life in a forest] and is now in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn (Germany) [1, 2].

Abraham Mignon (1640–1679) was born in Frankfurt am Main, where he worked till 1661 when he moved to Utrecht to join the studio of Jan Davidsz. de Heem [3].


On this painting multiple snails may be seen, of which two alive and one empty shell. All shells appear dextral, and the two snails are painted naturalistically. They are considered here as Cepaea look-a-likes.


[1] RLB, inv. 36.525
[2] http://explore.rkd.nl/explore/images/201135.
[3] http://explore.rkd.nl/explore/artists/56042.