Plate with portrait of Henri de Verger, Comte de la Rochejaquelein

Date:
dated 1794
Culture:
French, Nevers
Medium:
Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
Diameter: 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of John Stemme, 1910
Accession Number:
10.81.37
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.
Inscription: Inscribed above portrait: [1] Henri de la Rochejacquelein 1794; below portrait: [2] Si j'avance suivez moi. Si je vecule tuez moi. Si je meurs vengez moi.
John Stemme (until 1910; to MMA)