Plate with portrait of Henri de Verger, Comte de la Rochejaquelein
Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
Diameter: 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Gift of John Stemme, 1910
Not on view
Henri de Verger, Comte de la Rochejaquelein, 1772–1794, was a famous Royalist soldier and general. The quotation "si j'avance..." was his tallying the call to civilian troops of the Vendée army before their counter-attack on the village of Aubiers, 1791, by General Quétineau.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Inscription: Inscribed above portrait:  Henri de la Rochejacquelein 1794; below portrait:  Si j'avance suivez moi. Si je vecule tuez moi. Si je meurs vengez moi.