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Jan Miel (1599 – 1663/1664) is a Flemish painter and engraver, who – although probably born in Flanders – worked during his active life in Italy [1]. This oil painting on linen is in the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, and is known under the title “Marchand d’escargots” [2].

PBL_P159

This is an old image and of insufficient detail to view any details. However, the scene is people trading snails; likely this was made somewhere in the Italian countryside.

Notes:
[1] http://explore.rkd.nl/explore/artists/56007.
[2] MBL, inv. P 159. Joconde | escargot (réponse #64).

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