Young Man Sitting by the Sea. Figure Study | Louvre Museum | Paris Naked Young Man Sitting By The Sea, 1836 Oil On Canvas, Hippolyte Flandrin. The painting was sent from Rome to Paris in 1836 as an example of the students' work. It was shown at the 1855 Universal Exhibition in Paris and was purchased in 1857 by Napoleon III's civil list. The emperor then donated the work to the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris.