Male Nude, Seen from Behind

Hippolyte Flandrin French
or Paul Flandrin French

Not on view

It is difficult to differentiate the work of Hippolyte Flandrin from that of his brother Paul. The pronounced contours of this figure betray the influence of their teacher, J. A. D. Ingres, and either brother could have painted it as a study from life under his tutelage, as early as 1829–33. Alternatively, it may be a preparatory study for The Road to Calvary (1842–46), part of Hippolyte’s mural cycle for the church of Saint-Germain-des-Près, in Paris—which was executed partly by Paul.

Male Nude, Seen from Behind, Hippolyte Flandrin (French, Lyons 1809–1864 Rome), Oil on paper, laid down on canvas

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