still life of flowers fruit shells and insects

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Balthasar van der Ast - Still Life with Tulips and Insects by Irina

Balthasar van der Ast (1593/94 – 7 March 1657) was a Dutch Golden Age painter who specialized in still lifes of flowers and fruit, as well as painting a number of remarkable shell still lifes; he is considered to be a pioneer in the genre of shell painting.