The Flute Player. Charles Amable Lenoir (French, 1861-1940). Oil on canvas. Lenoir was a student at the Ecole Nationale Des Beaux Arts in Paris. He was a friend of William Bouguereau and one of his finest students. This beautifully painted The Flute Player is considered to be one of Lenoir’s finer works, as it is closer in style to Bouguereau than some of his other paintings.