Gaetano Forte – Portrait of a Flute Player

Gaetano Forte (Salerno 1790 – Naples 1871) Portrait of a Flute Player 1813-1816 Oil on paper on canvas, 24 x 25.5 cm Inscriptions: on the frame, in pencil, “Cutolo” Provenance: Naples, private collection; Rome, private collection   The subject, portrayed three-quarters while playing the flute, is seen in an enclosed space with a grey background…