Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Art-sur-Meurthe
Meurthe-et-Moselle

Lorraine

Rue du 18 Juin
(Maison dite du "Père de Jeanne d'Arc")

Jeanne d'Arc agenouillée et buste

Joan of Arc kneeling and a bust

Saint Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc), The Maid of Orléans (ca. 1412 - 1431)
national heroine of France, beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920. She led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War
(Wikipedia)

Union artistique de Vaucouleurs
before c. 1900

Art-sur-Meurthe /  Jeanne d'Arc agenouillée et buste   Art-sur-Meurthe /  Jeanne d'Arc agenouillée et buste

Description

Statue of a kneeling Jean d'Arc in armour. A replica of the statue erected in the early sixteenth century on the Pont des Tourelles in Orleans.

Annotation

It is suggested that the father of Jeanne d'Arc - the name d'Arc means from Arc - originated from Art-sur-Meurthe (formerly also spelled Arc) or from Arc-en-Barrois (Haute Marne). In the archives is found that Hue d'Arc, grandfather of Jacques d'Arc (Jeanne's father), lived in Art-sur-Meurthe in the first half of the fourteenth century.

The house near the church should be the house of Hue d'Arc, and the house where Jacques d'Arc was born.
The statue in a niche and the relief bust are on the façade already on postcards from about 1900.

Jeanne d'Arc - Timeline

The original statue comes from a chapel built in the late 16th century by Etienne Hordal at the location of the current basilica of Bois-Chenu in Domremy. It was inspired by a statue located at the Cathedral of Toul, itself inspired by a monument placed on a bridge in Orleans. During the Revolution, the statue narrowly escaped destruction by action of Francois-Joseph Henry, a notable person from Coussey. The statue had lost his its hand, right arm and both legs during the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) or during the Revolution. A copy of the statue was placed in 1839 above the entrance door of the house where Joan of Arc.

Replicas of the restored statue in different sizes are offered for sale by the Union Artistique de Vaucouleurs, model no. 88, 'Jeanne d'Arc, fac-simile de la statue conservée dans la maison de Jeanne. Cette belle statue représente Jeanne d'Arc en armes, priant avant la bataille, c'est la plus ancien statue de la Pucelle' (Joan of Arc, a facsimile of the statue kept in the house of Jeanne. This beautiful statue of Joan of Arc in arms, praying before the battle, is the oldest statue of the Maid).

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Location N 48°39'23" E 6°15'56"

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