Sainte Jeanne d'Arc by Paul de La Boulaye
Sainte Jeanne d’Arc by Paul de La Boulaye

Sainte Jeanne d’Arc

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

This is another version of Sainte Jeanne d’Arc that Paul Boulaye did in 1909, which differs from the more tranquil meditative version; showing her with a distraught look on her face as she draws her sword from its scabbard.

She seems to be in a hall standing by a large pedestal with a large column on top; wearing a red uniform which is embossed with golden floral patterns on the sleeves and a matching red cap with a gray cloak draped over her left forearm.

She is looking over her right shoulder off into the distance as if danger is approaching her, as she tightly grabs the handle of her sword with her right hand as she lifts it out of its scabbard that she is tightly gripping with her left hand.

This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available for purchase as a canvas print online.

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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