c. 1600 Antwerp - 1682 Paris
Floral Still Life with a Snail and Butterfly
Oil on canvas (relined). 34 x 48 cm.
Claudia Salvi, Paris, 29.1.2013.
Private collection, Belgium.
Jean-Michel Picart was born in Antwerp but settled in Paris in 1630, where his works soon found their way into the royal collection. Alongside Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer, Picart is considered one of the most successful still life painters in France at this time.