Joan of Arc Picture Gallery

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Miniature of Joan

From the 15th century
From the 15th century 15th-century miniature. Public Domain

Images of the peasant girl who changed the history of France

Joan was a simple peasant girl who claimed to hear the voices of saints telling her she must help the Dauphin gain the throne of France. This she did, leading armed men during thee Hundred Years' War and inspiring her countrymen in the process. Joan was eventually captured by Burgundian forces, who turned her over to their English allies. An English court of Church officials tried her for heresy, and she was ultimately burned at the stake. She was 19 years old.

Joan's martyrdom did much to unite and invigorate the French, who turned the tide of the war and at last drove the English out of France 20 years later.

The images here depict Joan at various phases of her short life. There are also several statues, monuments, and a copy of her signature. There are no contemporary portraits, and Joan was described by some as rather plain and somewhat masculine; so the lovely feminine images appear to be inspired by her legend more than by the facts.

This image is in the public domain and is free for your use.

This miniature was painted sometime between 1450 and 1500, decades after Joan's death. It is currently in the Centre Historique des Archives Nationales, Paris.

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Manuscript Illustration of Joan

on Horseback
on Horseback 16th Century. Public Domain

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Here joan is depicted on horseback in an illustration from a manuscript dating to 1505.

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Sketch of Joan

from a 15th-Century Manuscript
from a 15th-Century Manuscript 1429. Public Domain

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This sketch was drawn by Clément de Fauquembergue and appeared in the protocol of the parliament of Paris, 1429.

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Jeanne d'Arc

by Jules Bastien-Lepage
by Jules Bastien-Lepage Jeanne d'Arc by Jules Bastien-Lepage. Public Domain

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In this work by Jules Bastien-Lepage, Joan has just heard the call to arms for the first time. The transparent figures of Saints Michael, Margaret, and Catherine hover in the background.

The painting is oil on canvas and was completed in 1879. It currently resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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Jeanne d'Arc and the archangel Michael

by Eugene Thirion
by Eugene Thirion Jeanne d'Arc and the archangel Michael. Public Domain

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In this glowing work by Eugene Thirion, the archangel Michael has just appeared to Joan, who is clearly awestruck. The work was completed in 1876.

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Joan at the Coronation of Charles VII

by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres Joan at the Coronation of Charles VII. Public Domain

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Joan is depicted in plate armor holding her banner as she attends the coronation of Charles VII, the dauphin she helped achieve the throne. In real life, Joan never wore plate armor, but it was a common form of artistic license among later artists.

This work by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres is oil on canvas and was completed by 1854. It currently resides in the Louvre, Paris.

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Joan of Arc is interrogated by the Cardinal

by Paul Delaroche
by Paul Delaroche Joan of Arc is interrogated by The Cardinal. Public Domain

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The Cardinal of Winchester interrogates Joan in her prison cell, while a shadowy scribe hovers in the background.

This work by Paul Delaroche was completed in 1824 and is currently in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen.

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The Signature of Joan of Arc

Jehanne
Jehanne The Signature of Joan of Arc. Public Domain

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Portrait of Joan

c. 1912
c. 1912 Portrait of Joan. Public Domain

This image is in the public domain and is free for your use.

There are no contemporary images of Joan, who has been described as short, stocky, and not particularly attractive, so this portrait appears to be inspired by her legend more than by the facts. Source: The France of Joan of Arc by Andrew C.P. Haggard; published John Lane Company, 1912.

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