Paintings of shells to hang up and pretend you live in the aquarium. Dutch. Balthasar van der Ast, painter. Living from 1593 or 1594 to 1657, he liked to paint lizards too.

"Dreizehn Gehäuse von Muscheln und Schnecken." 17th c.
“Dreizehn Gehäuse von Muscheln und Schnecken.” 17th c. Dutch. Pen and watercolors on gray primed thin cardboard with a green line frame. Collection of the Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden. Image © Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden and skd-online-collection.skd.museum. Fair use license. via https://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/Details/Index/539412
"Flowers, shells and insects on a stone ledge."No date.
“Flowers, shells and insects on a stone ledge.” No date. Oil on panel. Signed signed “B. van der. Ast” on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/balthasar-van-der-ast-middelburg-15934-1657-delft-5584795-details.aspx
Seashells. 1630-50. Dutch.
Seashells. 1630-50. Dutch. Collection of the Phoenix Art Museum. In the public domain due to age. via https://huntingforsnails.wordpress.com/tag/liguus-fasciatus/

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