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The Music Lesson

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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...

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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

English, about 1765

Object Place

England

Dimensions

38.73 x 27.94 cm (15 1/4 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

95.492

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with polychrome enamels and gilding

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain