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The Music Lesson

English
about 1765
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)


Object Place, England

Dimensions

38.73 x 27.94 cm (15 1/4 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

95.492

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with polychrome enamels and gilding

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241B)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain

Shepherd boy teaching shepherdess to play flute. Figures seated on mound backed by flowering hawthorn. Boy in green hat, richly patterned coat and breeches, orange shoes; dog at his side. Girl in green bodice, flowered skirt and petticoat, green shoes; lamb in lap. Left hand thru handle of basket of flowers holds ribbon around neck of one of two lambs at her feet. Gilt rococo-scrolled base decorated with applied flowers and foliage.
Marks. Modelled by Louis Francis Roubiliac(1695-1762) with alterations after a painting by Francois Boucher "L'Agreable Lecon."

Markings

Marks: gold anchor & R incised

Provenance

Mr. George Washington Wales; 1895, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales