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

dated 1794
French, Nevers
Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
Diameter: 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of John Stemme, 1910
Accession Number:
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)
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