Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Compiègne
Oise

Picardie

Rue d'Amiens

Jeanne d'Arc

Joan of Arc

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)
Emmanuel Frémiet
1899?

Compiègne /  Jeanne d'Arc   Compiègne /  Jeanne d'Arc

Description

Equestrian statue depicting Joan of Arc riding into battle, on a pedestal with on the lef side a relief showing the medieval situation of the bridge at Compiègne and on the right side the date XXIII MAI MCCCCXXX.
Next to the statue eight flagpoles shaped as lances.

Inscription(s)

Signed: e. fremiet

Annotation

On 23 May 1430 Jeanne d'Arc was captured outside the city walls of Compiègne when a detachment of French soldiers that she was leading encountered a much large Burgundian force.

The statue is a copy of the one in Paris on the Place des Pyramides .

Jeanne d'Arc - Timeline

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 49°25'14" E 2°49'21"

eXTReMe Tracker
Item Code: frpi014; Photograph: 24 May 2011
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
If you want to use photos, please contact us via the contact form (in Dutch, English or German).
© Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt