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Landscape with Buffalo  1868

by Jean-Achille Benouville

Long-horned buffalo or oxen are being herded across a desolate stretch of the Roman Campagna. In the center of the scene juts a high outcrop of rock. Overhead, reeling in the dark sky, are some vultures. The artist has applied the pigments in high impasto, utilizing a palette knife. The surface is further enriched with squiggly indentations made with the end of a brush-han...
H: 15 3/4 x W: 31 3/4 in. (40 x 80.6 cm)
oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum