Figure Study after Andrea di Bonaiuto, S. Maria Novella, Florence

Hippolyte Flandrin French

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Hippolyte Flandrin was the first pupil of Ingres to win the Prix de Rome, enabling him to study in Italy from 1833 to 1838. During one of three visits to Florence, he made this drawing based on a figure in fresco (ca. 1365) by Andrea di Bonaiuto in the Spanish Chapel of Santa Maria Novella. Flandrin’s studies of religious paintings in Italy had a profound influence on the artist's career, which he largely spent executing major religious decorative programs in Parisian churches, including Saint-Germain-des-Près.

Figure Study after Andrea di Bonaiuto, S. Maria Novella, Florence, Hippolyte Flandrin (French, Lyons 1809–1864 Rome), Graphite

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