In the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, this flower still life is one of the painting made by Nicolaes Lachtropius. This painter was active from 1656-1700 in Amsterdam, and Alphen aan den Rijn . The description says “On a marble plinth a vase with a bouquet of roses and poppies. Between the flowers some butterflies, on the [edge of the] plinth a snail.” This oil-painting is signed “N. Lachtropius Anº 1667″ .
The snail is very naturalistically painted, and is dextral specimen of Cepaea nemoralis (L., 1758).