Roman capriccio

  A large Roman capriccio of a temple and portico ruin, 17th or 18th century, oil on canvas, in old gilt frame.
  Several picturesque figures move among scattered ruins giving scale an dimension to the work. At front, soldiers talk with peasants while in the distance is a  man at a well,  flanked by a shepherd and his flock.  Above, a blue sky is partially clouded. This large and panoramic work has a great amount of detail. 41″ x 59″.  $7950.