Description Joan of Arc is a folk-heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She was born a peasant girl, but claiming divine guidance she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War, which paved the way for the coronation of Charles VII of France. She was captured by the Burgundians who turned her over to France's bitter enemy, the English, who burned her at the stake for heresy. When this peice was acquired it was believe to date from the 15th century, but is now thought to be a 19th century piece. Sections have been added to this sculpture, such as a sword, shield, and moveable pieces near the shoulders.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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