One of the earliest known paintings of Saint Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc), from the 15th century. Here she is shown in her armor along with the famous banner and sword. There is no time-accurate images of Jeanne. We know she has sat model for a painting while she lived, that may have been lost during the French Revolution. Little is known about this famous scene painted later after her death. The painter has, for example dyed her hair reddish. We know it was black.
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Miniature de Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) 1450-1500
Original info Title: Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc) Year: ca. 1450-1500 Origin: France. Centre Historique des Archives Nationales, Paris, AE II 249 Painter: (unknown) Scriptorium info Title: Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc) Technique: Hand-painted gouache, watercolor on special processed art paper. Reconstruction carried out: 2008