- Art Funded
- 35.7 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £1,000 (Total: £12,481; Tax remission)
- Trustees of R C H Sloane-Stanley
It was made at the Chelsea Factory and it is believed to be modelled as an original composition by Joseph Willems (1716-1766), the Flemish sculptor. Capitalising on the 18th century vogue for chinoiserie, the work depicts a seated Chinese youth and two Chinese women making music while a standing boy dances. Playing a flute, tambourine and bells the figures appear transported by their music-making.
By descent in the Sloane-Stanely family.