Jean Hippolyte Flandrin

1809-1864 France/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Jean Hippolyte Flandrin was one of three brothers who were artists born in Lyon. Hippolyte was a lithographer, historical painter and portraitist, he was initially taught by his older brother Auguste. After being trained by the sculptor Jean-François Legendre-Héral and the painter Pierre Révoil, Hippolyte and his younger brother Paul enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. In 1829, they travelled to Paris where they entered the atelier of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. Three years later Hippolyte won the Grand Prix de Rome and went to Rome in 1833, followed by Paul a year later. There he achieved considerable success with his religious works, and later received several church commissions in Paris. He was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1853 and became professor of painting in 1857. For health reasons, he went back to Italy in 1863 and died there the following year. One of his most noted students was Jules-Élie Delaunay. His brother Paul became a successful landscape painter and was made Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1848.

 

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ambroise thomas

ambroise thomas

count felix
d'Arjuzon

count felix d'Arjuzon


madame oudine

madame oudine

mlle mathilde
maison

mlle mathilde maison

moses in front of
the burning bush

moses in front of the burning bush

napoleon joseph
bonaparte

napoleon joseph charles paul bonaparte

napoleon three
emperor of france

napoleon three emperor of france


pieta

pieta by Jean Hippolyte Flandrin

portrait
of a lady

portrait of a lady


madame flandrin

madame flandrin

rene charles dassy
and his brother

rene charles dassy and his brother jean-bapiste claude amede dassy


son of priam

son of priam observing the movements of the greeks by Jean Hippolyte Flandrin

the dante led
by virgil

the dante led by virgil offers consolations to the souls of the heavenly


the florentine

the florentine

theseus recognized
by his father

theseus recognized by his father


young lady

young lady

young man
by the sea

young man by the sea