Dr Forlenze

Joseph-Nicolas-Blaise Forlenze (1751? - 1833) was educated in Naples and later became an oculist and surgeon in Paris. The orders and decorations he wears, which include the Légion d'Honneur and the Order of St Michel, were probably added after 1807.

The mountain in the background is Vesuvius and the lighthouse may be one on the Molo in Naples.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1760 - about 1835
Full title
Dr Forlenze
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
209.6 x 128.3 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Presented by Frédéric Mélé, 1908
Inventory number
Location in Gallery