Place Jeanne d'Arc
Monument aux Morts 1914-18 - Jeanne d'Arc
War Memorial 1914-18 - Joan of Arc
Saint Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc), The Maid of Orléans (ca. 1412 - 1431)
national heroine of France, beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920. She led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War
Pierre Le Nordez & Mathurin Moreau
Val d`Osne (Paris)
Equestrian statue, named La Bourgogne à Jeanne d'Arc (From Burgundy to Joan of Arc). Jeanne d'Arc, in armour with the standard in her right hand, on a rearing horse.
a eux l'immortalite
a nous le souvenir
L. Jost Maire
A LAbbe G Dubois
Cure de Grandange
12 juin 1921
valdosne / fondeur paris
A tablet with the names of the fallen in the Second World War was added later.
The first version of this statue was erected at Montebourg in 1899, it was commissioned by Albert Le Nordez, Bishop of Verdun from his uncle, the horse sculptor Pierre Le Nordez, and presented to his birth place Montebourg. The figure of Jeanne d'Arc is sculpted by Moreau.
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.
- Pierre Le Nordez (Vast 1814 - Saint-Maur 1892),
French sculptor of horses.
- Mathurin Moreau (Dijon 1822 - Paris 1912),
French sculptor, worked for the Société anonyme des hauts-fourneaux et fonderies du Val d'Osne, anciennes masions J.P.V. André, Barbezat et Cie, Fourment Houille et Cie, J.J. Ducel et fils : Seringe frères et Noailles (short: Val d'Osne).
Sources & Information
- Bernard Mugnier, La statuaire johannique du XVIe au XXe siècle (Vesoul: l'auteur, 2008), p. 295-296.
- Jean-Marc Bodson, Modèle français (Bruxelles: Husson, 2008), no. 28.
- Sainte Jeanne d'Arc, Statues en France (WebArchive).
- Kees van Tilburg, From Marcus Aurelius to Kim Jong-il: The story of equestrian statues throughout the ages (Amstelveen, 2017). – see also the Equestrian statue website.
Location (N 49°16'6" - E 6°7'31")
Item Code: frlo136; Photograph: 15 June 2011
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