Guarding the Lamb by Eugene Verboeckhoven (1798-1881). Eugène Joseph Verboeckhoven, Belgian painter, was born at Warneton in West Flanders. He was a painter, a sculptor, an etcher, an engraver and a lithographer of animals, animated landscapes and portraits. This artist loved to paint sheep and herds of sheep.
Verboeckhoven was an excellent animal painter of animals and painted them as his 17th century predecessors did, through meticulous observation of nature, studied composition and idealized reproduction of reality.