Wooden statue of Jeanne d'Arc sculpted after the model of Marie d'Orléans, called Prière avant le combat ('The Prayer before the Battle'). Jeanne d'Arc is depicted in armour with her hands folded before here and holding a sword with her right hand. Behind her are her helmet and armoured gloves.
The statue is flanked by (plaster?) statues of Saint Catherine and Saint Marguerite.
Around the column below the statues are five wooden panels with scenes from the life of Jeanne d'Arc:
- jeanne d'arc ecoutant ses voix - Jeanne d'Arc listening to her voices
- le sacre de charles vii - Coronation of Charles VII in Reims
- entree triumphale a orleans - Triumphal entry in Orléans
- supplice de jeanne d'arc - Execution of Jeanne d'Arc
Jeanne d'Arc listening to her voices
Triumphal entry in Orléans
Coronation of Charles VII in Reims
Execution of Jeanne d'Arc and Apotheose
Signed: (the wooden panels) E Le Goff 1916, resp. 1917
Jeanne d'Arc - Timeline
- 1412 - Approx date of birth
- 1425 - Visions of Saint Michael, Saint Catherine, and Saint Margaret, who told her to drive out the English and bring the Dauphin to Rheims for his coronation
- 1428, May - Went to Vaucouleurs to ask garrison commander, Count Robert de Baudricourt, to send her to the royal French court at Chinon, but is sent away.
- 1429, February - Baudricourt allows Jeanne to join the Dauphin at Chinon.
- 1429, May 8 - Lifting of the siege of Orleans
- 1429, July 17 - Coronation of Charles VII in Reims
- 1430, May 23 - Captured at Compiègne
- 1431, May 30 - Executed at Rouen
- 1871 - After the defeat of 1871, in many French towns and villages statues of Jeanne d'Arc are erected.
- Élie Le Goff père (1858-1938),
French sculptor from Saint-Brieuc, his three sons Elie fils, Paul and Henri were also sculptor, but all died in World War I.
- Princesse Marie d'Orléans (Palermo 1813 - Pisa 1839),
second daugher of king Louis-Philippe (Wikipedia). As an accomplished sculptor she sculpted in 1838 a statue of Jeanne d'Arc, combining in her representation of the patriottic saint the virtues of heroism and piety. Numerous copies and imitations are made.
Sources & Information
- Bernard Mugnier, La statuaire johannique: Tome second (Vesoul: l'auteur, 2011), p. 141-144.
Location (N 48°33'39" - W 3°9'3")
Item Code: frbr109; Photograph: 31 May 2012
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