Joan of Arc Portrayed In Equine Art

Joan of Arc depicted on horseback in an illustration from a 1505 manuscript

Known for her fierce bravery and believe in her faith, Joan Of Arc supported Charles VII and helped recover France from English domination during the Hundred Years’ War. Later she was captured by the English and burned alive at the stake when she was about 19 years a old in 1431. In  1456,  Pope Callixtus III examined the trial, debunked the charges against her, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr. She has been represented in many films and books, and of course art. Take a look below at several types of art she is depicted in.


Coin by Pierre Roche (pseudonym of Fernand Massignon (1855–1922) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art



The Arrival of Joan of Arc at Chinon
15th Century
Tapestry d’Azeghio (manufactured in Germany)
Musée historique et archéologique de l’Orléanais, Orleans


Georges-Henri Rouault (1871-1958)
Jeanne d’arc (Harmonie verte)
Made in: 1929
Ink, gouache, oil on paper



Paul Leroy 1860 – 1942
Appearance of Jeanne d`Arc holding the standard and protecting a group of dragoons (24th Regiment): in the rear, the Archangel Saint Michael 1914
Oil on canvas
3.3m x 2.5m
Musée de l’Armée, Paris


Franck Craig 1874 – 1918
“La Pucelle ! “Jeanne d’Arc à la tête de son armée 1914
Oil on canvas


“Entrance of Joan of Arc into Reims” in 1429, painting by Jan Matejko


 Golden statue of Joan of Arc at Place des Pyramides, Paris by Emmanuel Frémiet

This is a Golden statue of Joan of Arc at Place des Pyramides, Paris by Emmanuel Frémiet, made in 1874.This is the first equestrian statue of Joan of Arc and Emmanuel was one of the leading animal artists is his day in Paris.


sculpture of Joan of Arc by Anna Hyatt Huntington

This is another sculpture of Joan of Arc by the American sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876 – 1973). Anna Hyatt first studied with Henry Hudson Kitson in Boston, who threw her out after she identified equine anatomical deficiencies in his work.
Replicas of this sculpture were erected in , France, Massachusetts, San Francisco, California, and Quebec, Canada. Smaller versions are in museums around the country.


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