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Flandrin, Jean Hippolyte (1809-1864), a French painter, was born at Lyons. His father was an artist, who had somehow missed his mark and had devoted himself to miniature-painting. His son, Hippolyte, came to Paris in 1829, and entered the studio of Ingres. In 1832 his gaining the Grand Prix de Rome by his picture The Becognition of Theseus by his Father did much towards smoothing his way; and he sent several good pictures home from Rome, one of the most notable of which was St. Clair Healing the Blind. He returned to Paris in 1838, and was employed to ornament a chapel in the church of St. Severin. He did much decorative and monumental work, and painted many portraits. In 1863 the state of his health compelled him to return to Italy, and he died in Rome.