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This oil-painting “Still-life with flowers and a watch” was made by Abraham Mignon (1640–1679) and is dated c.1660–1679. It is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. [1]

SK-A-268

In the lower corner, a snail is at the edge of the table. It has a dextral shell with a spiral colour pattern and is naturalistically painted. Betweenthe flowers on the vase a second specimen may be noticed. Undoubtedly two colour variations of a Cepaea species (likely C. nemoralis) was used to model.

SK-A-268_d1SK-A-268_d2

Note:
[1] RMA, inv. SK-A-268. http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.6746.

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