Joan of Arc

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Joan of Arc by Emmanuel Frémiet

Jeanne d'Arc is an 1874 French gilded bronze equestrian sculpture of Joan of Arc by Emmanuel Frémiet. The original outdoor statue is prominently displayed in the Place des Pyramides in Paris.

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.

This copy is at 100 Decatur St.

New Orleans, Nov 2018, Photo 47

Joan of Arc by Emmanuel Frémiet

New Orleans, Nov 2018, Photo 194

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