This porcelain charger was produced in France by Lazeyras, Rosenfeld & Lehman Limoges in the 1890s. It is titled on the back â€œDictant Une Lettreâ€, Dictating a Letter, â€œafter Harry Roseland". Harry Herman Roseland (c.1867â€”1950) was one of the most notable painters of the genre painting school around the turn of the 20th century. An American, Roseland was primarily known for paintings centered on poor African Americans. The charger measures 13 1/2 inches in diameter. The Limoges blank was painted and signed by the artist P. Bazanaud. The scene shows a well dressed young woman writing a letter for an elderly black woman. The figures are portrayed with fine detail to their attire and surroundings. The border is scrolled and heavily gilded. The porcelain is pierced on the back and wired for hanging.
Condition: Excellent. For the purpose of accuracy, there is very minor wear to the gilded edge. When viewed straight on it is not visible.