Concert (Il Concertino) (Pair to The Wig Maker)
The paintings The Concert and The Wig Maker, that show scenes from the everyday life of Venetian townspeople, were ascribed to Pietro Longhi, but were in fact painted by Charles-Joseph Flipart, a painter and graphic artist from an artistic French family. He went to Venice as a young man and stayed there for thirteen years, studying painting under Amigoni and probably Tiepolo. He was under the strong influence of P. Longhi, F. Guardi and S. Ricci. Synthesizing French and Venetian Rococo art, he made prints of paintings by other artists for the publisher G. Wagner.