Joan of Arc in Battle by Hermann Stilke
Joan of Arc in Battle by Hermann Stilke

Joan of Arc in Battle

Joan of Arc in Battle c1843 by German Painter Hermann Stilke (1803 – 1860) (Central Part of The Life of Joan of Arc Triptych)

This is the center piece of the Joan of Arc Triptych and it shows her on a white stallion in bright shiny armor holding a white flag that has on it Christ with a gold starburst around, two Angels at his feet and royal symbols across the flag in the background.

Joan of Arc is leading her soldiers in battle against the British forces who are putting sword to the enemy and trampling with their horses; as the enemy succumbed to their fierce onslaught.

This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org

Anton Hermann Stilke was born in Berlin the Kingdom of Prussia on January 29, 1803 he was a German Painter studying at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts and then in 1821 studying at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts under German Master Professor Peter von Cornelius (1783 – 1867).

From there he went to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf; where he painted along with German Painter Karl Stürmer (1803 – 1881) the unfinished fresco The Last Judgment in the Assisensaal in Koblenz.

In 1827 Anton traveled through Northern Italy on a study trip, arriving in Rome in 1828. Then in 1833 he returned to the Düsseldorf Academy, where he taught from 1839 – 1843.

From 1842 – 1846 Anton worked in the Knight’s Hall at Stolzenfels Castle near Koblenze on the banks of the Rhine River; and in 1850 he settled in Berlin where he died at the age of 57 on September 22, 1860.

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