“La Folie Bergère” is a rare allegorical study by Charles Vyse, introduced circa 1927. It is modeled as an elf boy leaping over the back of a crouching satyr (“Pan”), while the satyr clutches a lamb. In French, the figure’s name roughly translates to “The Shepherd’s Madness,” which invokes a bacchanal motif. On a canted rectangular base; incised C VYSE CHELSEA.
La Folie Bergère – Charles Vyse Figurine