VHRN Newsnote: Vincentian Library Purchase of the Week 19th c. French transferware plate

The Vincentiana collection of the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently acquired a mid-19th century French transferware plate depicting a Daughter of Charity and orphans. The plate is 8 in x 8 in. The manufacturer was Geoferoy et Cie, Gien, France. The plate is #12 in a series entitled: "LES BONS EXEMPLES." The central image is that of a Daughter Charity with a male and female orphan at her side. The setting is a church with the altar and poor box in the background. The sister is looking up in prayer and gesturing in supplication on behalf of the orphans in front of her.

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