Joan of Arc Statue

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    This statue is a gilded bronze sculpture of Joan of Arc – a French heroine who led army forces against the English conquerors during the Hundred Years’ War. The figure of Jeanne d’Arc on her steed in full battle armor, holding her banner and ready to defeat the English enemy.
    It is a replica of a statue made in France in the 19th century by Emmanuel Fremiet, though sculptured from the same mold as the original statue. It was unveiled in 1890 and relocated to a site near the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1948.

    Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO - Joan of Arc by artist Emmanuel Frémiet

    "Joan of Arc" (1890)
    Artist Emmanuel Frémiet (1824--1910)

    Voices heard in the program:
    Suzanne Lindsay is an art historian who specializes in 19th century French sculpture. Diana Regan was President of the Alliance Française de Philadelphia. Judith Shea is an artist whose work explores issues related to monumentality.

    Segment Producer: Jonathan Mitchell

    The Association for Public Art (aPA, formerly Fairmount Park Art Association) presents Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO, an interpretive audio program for Philadelphia's outdoor sculptures. Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO is presented in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the William Penn Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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    Address: Kelly Drive at 25th Street, Kelly Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130
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