That's a good thought, too, Dawg.
I'm fascinated by this whole thing, and a little frustrated that I can't find information on this particular painting lol There was an exhibition of his work in the United States in 2000 and a catalog associated with it, but it doesn't look like this one was included.
Apparently he painted each item individually, deliberately with great detail. Very interesting.
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller