Lot 15

Pierre BONIROTE (Lyon 1811 - Orléans 1891). Three Franciscans in a landscape. Pen and brown ink, watercolour. 23.5 x 27.5 cm. Signed and dated lower left P. Bonirote / 1837. Rome.
Pierre Bonirote stayed in Rome with his friend Hippolyte Flandrin between 1836 and 1839. He returned there in 1840, and through Ingres met the Duchess of Piacenza, who suggested that he found a school of painting in Athens. RM