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Collection National Woman's Party Fine Art Collection
Catalog Number 1934.001
Object Name Statue
Title Marble statue of "Jehanne au Sacre" by Prosper d'Epinay, 1902
Date 1902
Year Range from 1902
Year Range to 1902
Description Marble statue titled on the base: "Jehanne au Sacre" [Jeanne d'Arc (1412-1431)], sculpted by Prosper d'Epinay (1836-1914) in 1902. The woman depicted is wearing a helmet, chain mail, armour, a bronze scabbard, and a covering with gold fleurs-de-lis on it. She is holding the handle of a metal sword in her clasped hands, its point between her feet. Behind her is the base of a column. [See "People, Classification, Subjects, Search Terms" below for biographical information on the artist and subject.]
Artist d'Epinay, Prosper, 1836-1914
Dimensions H-68 W-20 D-23 inches
Material Marble, Metal [silver plated bronze] sword, bronze scabbard
People d'Arc, Jeanne, (Joan of Arc), 1412-1431
d'Epinay, Prosper, 1836-1914
Subjects Joan of Arc
Fine art
Sculpture
Statue
d'Arc, Jeanne, (Joan of Arc), 1412-1431
d'Epinay, Prosper, 1836-1914
Martyrs
National Woman's Party
Sculptors
Women
Women and war
Women in Christianity
Marble sculpture
Search Terms Joan of Arc
Fine art
Sculpture
Statues
d'Arc, Jeanne, (Joan of Arc), 1412-1431
d'Epinay, Prosper, 1836-1914
Martyrs
National Woman's Party
Sculptors
Women
Women and war
Women in Christianity
Marble sculpture
Provenance Exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais in 1902; a version created of polycro-elephantine in 1901 was given by Louis Abele to the Cathedral of Rheims in France in July 1909 and stands in the spot where Joan of Arc stood at the altar where her King was crowned on July 17, 1429. This statue was presented as a gift to Mrs. Alva Belmont by her husband, Oliver Perry Belmont, at an unknown date. It was then sent to the National Woman's Party, from France, in June 1934 as a gift of Mme. Jacques Balsan, William K. and Harold S. Vanderbilt, daughter and sons of Mrs. Alva Belmont, on behalf of Mrs. Alva Belmont after her death in January 1933.