Jeanne d'Arc (Frémiet)

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Jeanne d'Arc
Joan of Arc Emmanuel Fremiet.jpg
Year 1874
Type Gilded Bronze
Dimensions 400 cm (13 ft)
Location Paris
Coordinates Coordinates: 48°51′50″N 2°19′55″E / 48.863819°N 2.332028°E / 48.863819; 2.332028

Jeanne d'Arc is a gilded bronze equestrian sculpture of Joan of Arc by Emmanuel Frémiet inaugurated in 1874.

History[edit]

The original statue was commissioned by the French government after the defeat of the country in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. It is the only public commission of the state from 1870 to 1914, called the Golden Age of statuary in Paris, the other statues were funded by private subscriptions.

The sculptor took as his model Aimée Girod (1856–1937), a young woman from Domrémy, Joan of Arc's village in Lorraine.

The statue was inaugurated in 1874. The pedestal was designed by the architect Paul Abadie.

The artist, who made another version of the monument for the city of Nancy in 1889, replaced the horse of the Parisian monument 10 years later by a copy of the smaller Nancy one, which earned him criticism.[1][2]

The monument was classified as a historic monument on March 31, 1992.

Reviving a tradition from the far-right leagues, on every May Day, the National Front holds an annual ceremony in her honour at the statue.

Locations[edit]

The original work is located at the Place des Pyramides, in Paris, near where Joan of Arc was wounded during her failed attempt to take Paris.

Other copies can be seen at:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Base Architecture-Mérimée. Ministry for Culture and Communication.
  2. ^ http://nancy.pagesperso-orange.fr/itineraire-1.htm
  3. ^ http://statues.vanderkrogt.net/object.php?webpage=ST&record=fr206
  4. ^ "Joan of Arc, (sculpture).". Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Jeanne d'Arc, (sculpture).". Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ http://dcmemorials.com/index_indiv0006557.htm
  7. ^ "Joan of Arc, Maiden of Orleans, (sculpture).". Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  8. ^ http://www.publicartaroundtheworld.com/Jeanne_d_Arc_Statue.html

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