The Music Lesson
Object Place: Europe, England
38.73 x 27.94 cm (15 1/4 x 11 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain with polychrome enamels and gilding
Not On View
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. Modelling attributed to Joseph Willems with alterations after an engraving by R. Gaillard of a painting by Francois Boucher entitled “L’Agreable Lecon.”
Marks: gold anchor & R incised
Mr. George Washington Wales; 1895, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales to the MFA.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales