Joan of Arc (Portland, Oregon)

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Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc statue in Portland, Oregon, 2015.jpg
The sculpture in 2015
Joan of Arc is located in Portland, Oregon
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
Location in Portland, Oregon
ArtistEmmanuel Frémiet
MediumSculpture: Bronze, copper
Base: Granite
SubjectJoan of Arc
Condition"Treatment needed" (1993)[1]
LocationPortland, Oregon, United States
Coordinates45°31′35″N 122°37′23″W / 45.52633°N 122.62301°W / 45.52633; -122.62301Coordinates: 45°31′35″N 122°37′23″W / 45.52633°N 122.62301°W / 45.52633; -122.62301

Joan of Arc, also known as Joan of Arc, Maiden of Orleans,[1] is an outdoor copy of Emmanuel Frémiet's equestrian statue Jeanne d'Arc (1874), installed in Portland, Oregon's Laurelhurst neighborhood, in the United States. The bronze sculpture, which depicts Joan of Arc, was donated to the city by Henry Waldo Coe, who saw Frémiet's original statue in Paris. Portland's copy arrived from France in 1924 and was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1925 in honor of the Doughboys of World War I.

Description and history[edit]

Joan of Arc is an outdoor equestrian statue installed in Coe Circle, at the intersection of Northeast Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. (a.k.a. 39th) and Glisan, in Portland's Laurelhurst neighborhood. The sculpture is one of several copies of Emmanuel Frémiet's 1874 gilded bronze statue, Jeanne d'Arc, which is installed at the Place des Pyramides in Paris. Portland's statue is also made of bronze and measures approximately 12 feet (3.7 m) x 5.5 feet (1.7 m) x 9 feet (2.7 m). The flag held by Joan of Arc is made of copper. The statue rests on a granite base that measures approximately 8 feet (2.4 m) x 3 feet (0.91 m) x 9 feet (2.7 m).[1]

The statue was added to Coe Circle in 1925.[2] It was one of four statues given by Henry Waldo Coe to the City of Portland. It was made from the original molds of Frémiet's statue, which Coe saw on a visit to France.[2][3] Portland's statue arrived from France in 1924 and was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1925, honoring the Doughboys of World War I.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Joan of Arc, Maiden of Orleans, (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Snyder, Eugene E. (1991). Portland Potpourri. Portland, Oregon: Binford & Mort. pp. 73–79. ISBN 0-8323-0493-X.
  3. ^ "Manuscript Collections – Henry Waldo Coe Papers". University of Oregon. August 1, 2009. Archived from the original on May 17, 2008.

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