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Joan of Arc

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York



In a letter to Charles Baude, Bastien-Lepage described his painting-in-progress:

“My picture is getting on, and getting on well; all, except the voices, is sketched, and some parts are begun. I think I have found a head for my Jeanne d’Arc, and everybody thinks she expresses well the resolution to set out, while keeping the charming simplicity of the peasant. Also, I think the attitude is very chaste and very sweet, as it ought to be in the figure that I want to represent.”

Cited in George Clausen, “Jules Bastien-Lepage as Artist," Jules Bastien-Lepage and His Art. A Memoir, André Theuriet (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892), 57. 


Similar Subjects by Other Artists:

François Rude, Joan of Arc Listening to Her Voices, 1842, marble (Louvre, Paris)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Joan of Arc, 1854 (Louvre, Paris)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Joan of Arc, 1864 (Tate, London)

Emmanuel Frémiet, Joan of Arc, 1880 (Place des Pyramides, Paris)

Paul Dubois, Joan of Arc, 1889 (Place Saint Augustin, Paris)

About the Artist

Born: Damvillers, Meuse, 1 November 1848
Died: Paris, 10 December 1884
Nationality: French