The figurine "Sitting Child with Picture Book" is one of the "Hentschel Children" created by the artist Julius Konrad Hentschel. His figurines mark a turning point in Meissen's small sculpture. Expression, style and theme of the figurines were new at the time. The figurines capture the joys of unadulterated childhood. Thus, the "Sitting Child with Picture Book" also shows how interested the child is in the images of his book. It is thanks to the many years of experience of the attention to detail of the Meissen porcelain painters that the figurine appears so lively. A truly charming Christmas present.