Two Sèvres biscuit groups representing "The School Teacher" and "The School Mistress" after Falconet.
The Master's group group shows the latter sitting on a bench surrounded by two girls, one behind him reading and holding a basket, the other on his knees, begging the Master not to make a correction while he is already under her dress. Small flowers on the ground, basket open on a slice of bread, an apple and an open book with hollow letters of the alphabet.
The schoolteacher's group shows the latter seated on a bench surrounded by two boys, the hair held by a knotted scarf, dressed in a dress off the neckline and preparing to beat the boy to his left who, the head leaning against his hand, seems to have fallen asleep. The boy on the right tries to stop the gesture of the mistress by extending her hands towards the martinet.
Hat on the left of the bench, open book at the feet of the mistress. 1756-1770.
CF. Emile Bourgeois, The Biscuit of Sèvres, collection of models of the Sevres Manufacture of the eighteenth century, Pierre Lafitte & Cie, 1909, plate 9 No. 395.
Conservation: "Coups de feu" and a leg to the girl of the group of "Schoolmaster", missing part of the handle of the basket of the girl, missing a button of the master jacket, small gaps with restored flowers .
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