French School Still Life With Grapes & Snail

French School Still Life With Grapes & Snail

A rich 19th-century still life depicting an assortment of grapes with leaves, raspberries and a curious snail.

It was painted in France during the late 19th-century but it reminds us of the masterful Dutch school still lifes of the 17th-century. It’s unsigned but clearly by a well-trained hand who was inspired by the Dutch golden age.

A very nice decorative piece.

Oil on canvas
Overall size
14½” x 15½” / 37cm x 39cm
Year of creation
c. 1880
Areas of craquelure but the paint layer is stable. Light scuffing around the edges.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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