A SÈVRES GROUP OF 'LE MAÎTRE D'ÉCOLE'

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A SÈVRES GROUP OF 'LE MAÎTRE D'ÉCOLE'
Circa 1762

Modelled as a schoolteacher about to beat a girl who is bent over his knee, another girl standing beside them reading a book, on a shaped rockwork base applied with a basket, a book and scattered fruits (damages and repairs to one basket, minor chipping)
9in. (23cm.) high

Lot Essay

First modelled by Falconet, after Boucher, in 1762

Cf. Émile Bourgeois, op. cit., fig. 395

A similar figure with its pendant from the Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection was sold in our New York Rooms, 21 March 1991, lot 136
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