Sainte Jeanne d'Arc by Paul Antoine De La Boulaye
Sainte Jeanne d’Arc by Paul Antoine De La Boulaye

Saint Joan of Arc

Sainte Jeanne d’Arc (Saint Joan of Arc) c1909 by French Painter Paul Antoine De La Boulaye (1849 – 1926); specialized in creating peasant genre scenes, religious inspired artwor, still life imagery, portraits and depictions of exotic women.

A beautiful portrait of a young woman portraying Saint Joan of Arc in her battle uniform with a chain mail vest.

She has her arms folded across her chest holding, a sword in her right hand with her left forearm over her right wrist and her hand open over her right chest.

She is looking toward the heavens and her face is being illuminated from her right as she appears to be entranced at something she is looking at.

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

Information Below Derived From Wikipedia.org

Paul Antoine De La Boulaye who’s full name is Charles Antoine Paul Georgette du Buisson de La Boulaye was born in Bourg-en-Bresse France in 1849, to Eugène Georgette du Buisson de La Boulaye (1810 – 1888) and Adrienne de Graindorge d’Orgeville de Mesnil-Durand (1811 – 1859).

Paul mentored with the French Portrait Painter Léon-Joseph-Florentin Bonnat (1833 – 1922); and in 1873 Paul exhibited his religious painting David, Martyrdom, Adoration of the Shepherds at the Salon; a painting that resembles the style of Craravaggio. The kneeling Virgin appears dressed in white in a halo of white light with the Child Jesus.

As his career progressed he gradually shifted is artwork to images based on regional references starting with his work Au sermon, souvenir de la Bresse c1879 which was influenced by Bresse (a regions of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté of eastern France); as does his pieces The Baptism of the Orphan c1884, which shows a Bourbonnaise (was a historic province in the centre of France) influence.

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