Antonio Vivaldi was a Venetian priest and baroque music composer, as well as a famous violinist. The Four Seasons, a series of four violin concertos, are his best known works and highly popular Baroque music pieces.
Portrait thought to be of Vivaldi, by Morellon de la Cave
There appears to be only one existing and known portrait of Antonio Vivaldi. Francois Morellon La Cave painted the portrait in 1723. However, whether or not the painting is actually the famous composer has been disputed numerous times. There is much speculation that this is a portrait of an unknown musician. How many other paintings of unknown musicians are there that could possibly be depictions of the great Vivaldi?
Vivaldi Caricature by P.L. Ghezzi, 1723
Still wondering about a portrait of a musician in your family collection? it could be a portrait of composer Antonio Vivaldi.