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."
The Music Lesson
- English, about 1765
- 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
- Accession Number
- On view
- Simone and Alan Hartman Galleries (Newland House) - 241B