The seesaw

  • New
Reference: S42293
Author Hyppolite-Jean FLANDRIN
Year: 1851
Measures: 176 x 260 mm
€300.00

  • New
Reference: S42293
Author Hyppolite-Jean FLANDRIN
Year: 1851
Measures: 176 x 260 mm
€300.00

Description

Lithograph, 1851, signed and dated at lower left.

The subject is influenced by the artist's Roman period, with a scene of a shepherd and maidens on a swing, in typical female costume of the 19th century Roman countryside.

Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin (23 March 1809 – 21 March 1864) is considered one of the main neoclassical exponents of the School of Lyon. Pupil first of Pierre Révoil and later of Ingres, his work is located in the wake of Neoclassicism and academic painting. He won the Prix de Rome in 1832 and spent two years in Rome. Back in France he settled in Paris, devoting himself to historical painting and then to the themes of religious art, but was, in the wake of Ingres, a great and sensitive portrait painter. In 1853 he was elected a member of the Académie des beaux-arts. In 1863 his health became increasingly precarious and forced him to move back to Italy. But in Rome he contracted smallpox and in 1864 he died. He was buried in Paris, in the cemetery of Père Lachaise.

Hyppolite-Jean FLANDRIN (Lione 1809 - Roma 1864)

Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin (23 March 1809 – 21 March 1864) was a 19th-century French painter. His celebrated 1836 work Jeune Homme Nu Assis au Bord de la Mer ("Young Male Nude Seated beside the Sea") is in the Louvre. From an early age, Flandrin showed interest in the arts and a career as a painter. However, his parents pressured him to become a businessman, and having very little training, he was forced to instead become a miniature painter. Hippolyte was the second of three sons, all of whom were painters in some aspect. Augusto, his older brother, spent most of his life as a professor at Lyon and later died there. Paul, his younger brother, was a painter of portraits and religious imagery. Hippolyte and Paul spent some time at Lyon, saving to leave for Paris in 1829 and study under Louis Hersent. Eventually, they settled in the studio of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, who became not only their instructor but their friend for life. At first, Hippolyte struggled as a poor artist. However, in 1832, he won the Prix de Rome for his painting Recognition of Theseus by his Father. This prestigious art scholarship meant that he was no longer limited by his poverty. The Prix de Rome allowed him to study for five years in Rome. While there, he created several paintings, increasing his celebrity both in France and Italy. His painting St. Clair Healing the Blind was created for Nantes Cathedral, and at the exhibition of 1855 years later, it also brought him a medal of the first class; this painting was destroyed in the fire which took place at Nantes Cathedral on 18 July 2020. Jesus and the Little Children was given by the government to the town of Lisieux. Dante and Virgil visiting the Envious Men struck with Blindness and Euripides writing his Tragedies are now in the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon. Upon his return to Paris in 1856, Flandrin received a commission from the chapel of St John in the church of St Séverin. As a result, his reputation became even more impressive, virtually guaranteeing him continuous employment for the rest of his life. In addition to these works, Flandrin also painted a great number of portraits, including Portrait of Napoleon III. However, he is much more known today for his monumental decorative paintings. The most notable of these are found in the following locations: in the sanctuary, choir, and nave of St Germain des Prés at Paris (1842–1861), in the church of St Paul at Nîmes (1848–1849), of St Vincent de Paul at Paris (1850–1854), in the church of St-Martin-d'Ainay at Lyon (1855). In 1853, Flandrin was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts. In 1863, his failing health, made worse by his hard work and extended exposure to the damp and draughts of churches, induced him to visit Italy again, where he died of smallpox in Rome on 21 March 1864.

Hyppolite-Jean FLANDRIN (Lione 1809 - Roma 1864)

Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin (23 March 1809 – 21 March 1864) was a 19th-century French painter. His celebrated 1836 work Jeune Homme Nu Assis au Bord de la Mer ("Young Male Nude Seated beside the Sea") is in the Louvre. From an early age, Flandrin showed interest in the arts and a career as a painter. However, his parents pressured him to become a businessman, and having very little training, he was forced to instead become a miniature painter. Hippolyte was the second of three sons, all of whom were painters in some aspect. Augusto, his older brother, spent most of his life as a professor at Lyon and later died there. Paul, his younger brother, was a painter of portraits and religious imagery. Hippolyte and Paul spent some time at Lyon, saving to leave for Paris in 1829 and study under Louis Hersent. Eventually, they settled in the studio of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, who became not only their instructor but their friend for life. At first, Hippolyte struggled as a poor artist. However, in 1832, he won the Prix de Rome for his painting Recognition of Theseus by his Father. This prestigious art scholarship meant that he was no longer limited by his poverty. The Prix de Rome allowed him to study for five years in Rome. While there, he created several paintings, increasing his celebrity both in France and Italy. His painting St. Clair Healing the Blind was created for Nantes Cathedral, and at the exhibition of 1855 years later, it also brought him a medal of the first class; this painting was destroyed in the fire which took place at Nantes Cathedral on 18 July 2020. Jesus and the Little Children was given by the government to the town of Lisieux. Dante and Virgil visiting the Envious Men struck with Blindness and Euripides writing his Tragedies are now in the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon. Upon his return to Paris in 1856, Flandrin received a commission from the chapel of St John in the church of St Séverin. As a result, his reputation became even more impressive, virtually guaranteeing him continuous employment for the rest of his life. In addition to these works, Flandrin also painted a great number of portraits, including Portrait of Napoleon III. However, he is much more known today for his monumental decorative paintings. The most notable of these are found in the following locations: in the sanctuary, choir, and nave of St Germain des Prés at Paris (1842–1861), in the church of St Paul at Nîmes (1848–1849), of St Vincent de Paul at Paris (1850–1854), in the church of St-Martin-d'Ainay at Lyon (1855). In 1853, Flandrin was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts. In 1863, his failing health, made worse by his hard work and extended exposure to the damp and draughts of churches, induced him to visit Italy again, where he died of smallpox in Rome on 21 March 1864.