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New! Joan of Arc Enters Orleans – by Jean Jacques Scherrer– Beautiful Catholic Artwork – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

New! Joan of Arc Enters Orleans – by Jean Jacques Scherrer– Beautiful Catholic Artwork – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

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Joan has the banner raised high as she triumphantly enters the French city of Orleans which she has liberated from English control. It is May 8, 1429. Joan is a 17-year-old peasant girl with no education, and she has just defeated one of the most powerful armies in the world. She said she had visions of St. Michael and others who prompted her on her mission. She had had to first convince the military leaders of the French that she was sent by God and these visions were real.

Jean Jacques Scherrer (1855–1916) was a French painter famous in his day for historical paintings. He did this painting in 1887, at a time when there was, for whatever reason, 450 years after her death, a groundswell of interest in Joan. Mark Twain and George Bernard Shaw, hardly Catholics, wrote about her, as did many others, and many painters painted her image. St. Therese of Lisieux wrote a play about her, quietly in the convent. It all culminated in Joan’s canonization on May 16, 1920, five years and a day before Therese was canonized. L'Entrée de Jeanne d'Arc à Orléans, victorieuse des Anglais. 16.4x12.2 feet. Housed at the Musée des Beaux-Arts.

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a blank border all around the image of about .5" for 5x7, 1.3" for 8.5x11, 1.6" for 11x14, and 1.75" for 13x17". All Approx! The white space gives the framed picture a finished look without using a mat.

– Acid-free paper
– Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
– Cardboard backer
– Above story of the art
– Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!
Sue & John

“In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art.” ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright as it was not renewed. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson
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