Paris 1821 - Paris 1859.
was a French painter. Leon Benouville first studied with his elder brother Jean-Achille Benouville (1815-1891) in the studio of François-Edouard Picot before he transferred to Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1837. Like his brother he received the Prix de Rome in 1845. In Rome, as a Prix de Rome pensionary at the Villa Medici, he stayed with his brother and met the sculptor Charles Gumery.
St.Francis of Assisi, Carrie Dying to Santa Maria degli Angeli, Blesses the City
1853, Salon of 1853. 3' 1/2" x 7' 10 1/2" (93 x 240 cm). Deposit from the Louvre.