The Music Lesson
Made at Chelsea Manufactory, England, active 1745-1769
38.73 x 27.94 cm (15 1/4 x 11 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain with polychrome enamels and gilding
Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241B)
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."