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Jeanne d'Arc (Frémiet)

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Type  Gilded Bronze
Location  Paris
Created  1874
Dimensions  400 cm (13 ft)
Artist  Emmanuel Frémiet
Year  1874
Jeanne d'Arc (Frémiet)
Address  4 Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
Hours  Open today · Open 24 hoursFridayOpen 24 hoursSaturdayOpen 24 hoursSundayOpen 24 hoursMondayOpen 24 hoursTuesdayOpen 24 hoursWednesdayOpen 24 hoursThursdayOpen 24 hours
Similar  Place Vendôme, Hôtel Régina, Saint‑Augustin - Paris, Saint‑Roch - Paris, Reims Cathedral

Jeanne d'Arc is a gilded bronze equestrian sculpture of Joan of Arc by Emmanuel Frémiet inaugurated in 1874.

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History

The original statue was commissioned by the French government after the defeat of the country in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. It is the only public commission of the state from 1870 to 1914, called the Golden Age of statuary in Paris, the other statues were funded by private subscriptions.

The sculptor took as his model Aimée Girod (1856–1937), a young woman from Domrémy, Joan of Arc's village in Lorraine.

The statue was inaugurated in 1874. The pedestal was designed by the architect Paul Abadie.

The artist, who made another version of the monument for the city of Nancy in 1889, replaced the horse of the Parisian monument 10 years later by a copy of the smaller Nancy one, which earned him criticism.

The monument was classified as a historic monument on March 31, 1992.

Reviving a tradition from the far-right leagues, on every May Day, the National Front holds an annual ceremony in her honour at the statue.

Locations

The original work is located at the Place des Pyramides, in Paris, near where Joan of Arc was wounded during her failed attempt to take Paris.

Other copies can be seen at:

  • Nancy, France,
  • New Orleans,
  • Philadelphia,
  • Portland, Oregon (Joan of Arc),
  • Melbourne, Australia.
  • References

    Jeanne d'Arc (Frémiet) Wikipedia


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