The Music Lesson

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."

Marks

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

The Music Lesson

England
Dimensions
38.73 x 27.94 cm (15 1/4 x 11 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain with polychrome enamels and gilding
Classification
Ceramics
Type
Figurine
Accession Number
95.492
On view
Simone and Alan Hartman Galleries (Newland House) - 241B

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