The Music Lesson After two engravings by François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris) This large and ambitious figure group is one of the most important pieces of porcelain sculpture made at the Chelsea factory, England’s premier ceramic manufactory in the mid-eighteenth century. The composition of a shepherd boy teaching a shepherdess to play the flute was derived from an engraving after a work by the French artist Francois Boucher (1703-1770). The skilled porcelain modeler at Chelsea
A blanc de chine white porcelain figure of a whippet by Nymphenburg, model number 437, after the 1843 sculpture by renowned French modeler Pierre Jules Mene. Impressed Nymphenburg mark on both top and underside of plinth, with incised model number.