Things similar & dissimilar
A 17th century still-life painted by Rachel Ruysch & a Vietnamese poem by Vo Que (translated to English by Fred Marchant & Nyguen Ba Cheung).
Peaches, grapes, and plums with a dragonfly, snail, caterpillar, moths, and other insects on a stone ledge. Rachel Ruysch, Dutch, 1683.
From Fred Marchant's new book,