BENOUVILLE, Jean-Achille
(b. 1815, Paris, d. 1891, Paris)

The Campagna at Lungezza near Rome

1848
Oil on canvas, 170 x 235 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The painting is dominated by the ruins of an ancient building and beyond, barely visible, we can glimpse what may be a country villa or a small hamlet. On a small rise in the foreground a lone shepherd stands looking back at his flock.