BACHELIER, Jean-Jacques

Paris 1724 - Paris 1806

Maker: Vincennes, Manufacture de

La Leçon de flûte, d'après Boucher

The Flute Lesson, after Boucher

late 18th Century

soft-paste biscuit porcelain


Dimensions (HxWxD): 8 58 x 10 18 x 6 14 in.

incised mark: B [Jean-Jacques Bachelier, chief modeler 1749-1757, and 1766-1773]

Acc. No.: 55.85

Credit Line: Founders Society Purchase, Joseph Boyer Memorial Fund

Photo credit: 2012 Detroit Institute of Arts

© Artist:


  • 1955, New York, Purchased from Rosenberg & Stiebel (dealer)
  • 1955, Founders Society Purchase, Joseph Boyer Memorial Fund


  • 1954-1955 DIA Bulletin
    Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts, vol. 34, no. 3 (1954-1955), p. 70, (ill)

Related works

  • The model is based on an engraving by R. Gaillard of a painting by François Boucher (1703-1770), Berger montrant à sa bergère à jouer de la flute (Salon of 1748, Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria).
    Model in the Sèvres factory.
    Terracotta model for the porcelain group in the Musée national de la Céramique in Sèvres.
    This group was in production at the Vincennes Manufactory by 1752, when the marchand-mercier Lazare Duvaux sold an example to Mme de Pompadour, and continued to be produced by the Sèvres factory.
    Numerous examples exist in both soft-paste biscuit porcelain and glazed white porcelain