Hippolyte Flandrin (1809-1864): A Nineteenth Century Master, Part IV

By Stephen Gjertson

The Return to Rome

Joseph Sold into Slavery by His Brothers, Church of Saint Germain-des-Prés, Paris.

Study for Joseph Sold into Slavery by His Brothers, 1858. Pencil, 12 x 9 3/8. Musée du Petit Palais, Paris.

Flandrin had completed the nave of Saint Germain-des-Prés […]

Hippolyte Flandrin: A Nineteenth Century Master, Part III

By Stephen Gjertson

The Church of Saint Martin d’Ainay in Lyons

The Central Apse, 1855. Church of Saint Martin d’Ainay, Lyons.

Christ, the Virgin, Saint Blandina, Saint Clotilde, Saint Michael, Saint Pothinus, Saint Martin. Lithograph by Jean-Baptiste Poncet after Flandrin’s decoration in the Church of Saint Martin d’Ainay, Lyons.

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Hippolyte Flandrin: A Nineteenth Century Master, Part II

By Stephen Gjertson

The Portrait Painter

Portrait of a Young Lady.

Flandrin was a prolific portrait painter. In an age that boasted many fine portrait painters he became one of the most esteemed and sought-after. This fact, however, eventually proved to be more of an irritation to […]

Hippolyte Flandrin: A Nineteenth Century Master, Part I

By Stephen Gjertson

Self-Portrait, 1840. Oil on canvas, 18 1/8 x 15. Private collection, Paris.

In 1857, seven years before the artist’s death, the eminent French art critic, Edmund About, wrote of Hippolyte Flandrin, “If posterity is just it will call him ‘Flandrin without fault.’ . . .” Unfortunately, […]