A large painted terracotta figure of a boy playing the flute by Goldscheider
Height 115cm, width 42cm, depth 53 cm
Marked ‘Goldscheider / Reproduction Reservee,’ this fine terracotta sculpture dates from around the last decade of the nineteenth century, and depicts a young boy sitting on a small rectangular base playing the flute. Demonstrative of Goldscheider’s Orientalist output, of which he was a world-renowned leader, it is sensitively and skilfully rendered, with an high degree of realism and character. Of one piece of terracotta, it is subtly and mutely painted with gentle, warm, tones; for the collector of Goldscheider there are few pieces better.