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Figure Group: The Flute Lesson (Le Flûteur) (one of a pair)

Object Details

Title:

Figure Group: The Flute Lesson (Le Flûteur) (one of a pair)

Artists/Makers:

Sèvres Manufactory (French, founded 1756)

Modelled under the direction of Étienne-Maurice Falconet (French, 1716 - 1791)

After engraved designs of François Boucher (French, 1703 - 1770)

Culture:

French

Place:

Sèvres, France (Place Created)

Date:

about 1757–1766

Medium:

Soft-paste biscuit porcelain; traces of red pigment

Object Number:

70.DE.98.1

Dimensions:

22.3 × 25.4 × 15.2 cm (8 3/4 × 10 × 6 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of J. Paul Getty

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Provenance
Provenance
- 1905

Goury du Roslan (Paris, France) [sold, Collection de M.G.R., Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 29-30, 1905, no. 108, to Édouard Chappey.]
Source: Annotated sales catalogue in the collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Département Estampes et Photographie, YD 1 (A, 1905 05 29) 4.

1905 -

Édouard Chappey, French, about 1858 - 1907

- 1931

Mortimer Leo Schiff, American, 1877 - 1931 (New York, New York), by inheritance to his son, John M. Schiff, 1931.

1931 - 1938

John Mortimer Schiff, American, 1904 - 1987 (932 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY) [sold, Fine Decorative Furniture, Important Objects of Art, Tapestry, Sculpture, and Rugs, Being a Part of the Collection Formed by the Late Mortimer L. Schiff, Esq., Christie's, London, June 22, 1938, lot 27, to J. Paul Getty.]

1938 - 1970

J. Paul Getty, American, 1892 - 1976, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1970.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Taking Shape: Finding Sculpture in the Decorative Arts (October 2, 2008 to July 5, 2009)
  • Henry Moore Institute (Leeds), October 2, 2008 to January 4, 2009
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 31 to July 5, 2009
Bibliography
Bibliography

Christie, Manson & Woods, London. Fine Decorative Furniture, Important Objects of Art, Tapestry, Sculpture and Rugs: Being a Part of the Collection Formed by the Late Mortimer L. Schiff, Esq […]. June 22, 1938, p. 10, lot 27.

Getty, J. Paul. Chefs-d'oeuvre de la collection J. Paul Getty (Monaco: Jaspard, Polus & Cie, 1963), p. 115, ill.

Getty, J. Paul. The Joys of Collecting (New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1965), p. 145, ill.

Jones, Anne Marian. A Handbook of the Decorative Arts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1965), p. 26, no. I-8, cover ill.

Sassoon, Adrian, and Gillian Wilson. Decorative Arts: A Handbook of the Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986), p. 71, no. 158, ill.

Albis, Antoine d'. "Le marchand mercier Lazare Duvaux et la porcelaine de Vincennes." Les décors des boutiques parisiennes, La Délégation à l'Action Artistique de la Ville de Paris, eds. (Paris, 1987), pp. 82-83, ill.

Sassoon, Adrian. Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain: Catalogue of the Collections (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991), pp. 29-35, no. 6, ill.

Bremer-David, Charissa, et al. Decorative Arts: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue of the Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1993), pp. 128-29, no. 217, ill.

Fusco, Peter. Summary Catalogue of European Sculpture in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), p. 9, ill.

Wilson, Gillian, and Catherine Hess. Summary Catalogue of European Decorative Arts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001), p. 111, no. 227, ill.

Coutts, Howard. The Art of Ceramics: European Ceramic Design 1500-1830 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001), p. 111, fig. 133.

Droth, Martina, and Penelope Curtis, eds. Taking Shape: Finding Sculpture in the Decorative Arts, exh. cat. (Leeds: Henry Moore Foundation; Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009), pp. 48-51, no. 10, entry by Jeffrey Weaver.