Naked Boy Sitting at the Edge of Sea Glass Paperweight by Flandrin 3WPN# PFLA1
Glass half dome paperweight with image of a Nude Boy Sitting at the Edge of the Ocean. He sits on a blue cloth with his head resting on his knees in contemplation. In the distance we see an island surrounded by ocean. The colors are teal green blue next to a warmly lighted male body.
This would make a lovely gift for an art student or lover.
- Glass paperweight comes in an elegant presentation box with sateen lining suitable as a corporate or graduation gift.
- Part of the Parastone Gift Collection. (PN PFLA1)
- Measures 3 in W x 3 in L x 1.5 in H. Weighs 0.9 lbs.
After a difficult start at this friend and teacher's Ingres' studio in Paris, Flandrin's career suddenly took off when he won the Prix de Rome in 1832. The latter allowed him to spend five years studying in Rome. It was during this time that he developed his clean-lined, neo-classical style that is so strongly reminiscent of the British Pre-Raphaelites. The subjects he selected were also classical and often mythological. The famous painting of the seated, nude boy is exemplary in this respect. As an established artist he primarily worked on ecclesiastical paintings and frescos.
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