Part VII - My Changing Face
In 1451 I was compared to the Old Testament heroine Judith.
Many believe this is my face sculptured after my death by someone who saw me during my time in
Orleans. The statue is called the head of Saint Maurice.
(Picture is used with permission of the Museum of Fine Arts, Orleans France)
This is found in the book of poems written by the Duke of Orleans which was
printed in 1450.
This illumination was done some time during the end of the 15th century. Note how it is similar to the
illumination that was done in 1450.
Done in 1576, the artist could not accept my wearing men's clothing so he painted me in a very lady-like
This 1612 illustration comes from Leon Gaultier's history of the Siege of Orleans.
The French artist D. Ingres created this painting in 1854.
"The Slumber of Joan" was painted by G.W.Joy.
This drawing was created by P. Dubois in 1872.
I was flying high when this 19th century kite soared in the sky.
This statue is in the Anglican cathedral at Winchester England.
Now, even the English love me. :)
Every year a girl from the city of Orleans, France is picked to portray me during their festival that honors
me. The girl on the right is 'Joan' from the 1984 festival. The girl
on the left is my friend and biographer, Virginia.
A 20th century Bishop of Beauvais commissioned this statue. It depicts his asking my pardon for the
wrongs done to me by his predecessor, Bishop Cauchon.
My friend, Virginia, is so devoted to me that she had her New Mexico license plate display my name.
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