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
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