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Auguste Bonnefoi (1813–1883), for whom I couldn’t readily find more biographical information, was a Belgian artist who painted this still life of flowers and fruits, now in the collection of the Bowes Museum [1]. This oil paint on canvas has several elements which remind of the 17th century examples.

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One of these is the snail, tucked away between some leaves of what seems like cabbage. The species is unidentifiable, but the shell seems dextral.

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Note:
[1] BMB, inv. O.69. http://bowes.adlibhosting.com/Details/collect/9516.

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