[PROPAGANDA / JOAN OF ARC] Original hand colored complete set of postcards including 10 pieces depicted Joan of Arc's life and statue. Jeanne d'Arc, 1409-1431.
JEANNE D'ARC, (The maid of Orleans, considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War, and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint), (1409-1431).
No Editor Name / Printed Signature of 'Fauvette, 1687'., [ca. 1900], France.
Original hand-colored complete set of postcards including 10 pieces depicted Joan of Arc's life and statue. Jeanne d'Arc, 1409-1431. Size: 45x27,5 cm. In French. Had colored. Including 10 pieces of standard sized postcards. It depicted Joan of Arc's statue in armor with depictions around her, which are hand-colored and contain scenes from her life. 1. Jeanna D'Arc dans sa prison. 2. Jeanne Darc blessee devant Paris. 3. Jeanne Darc acclamee. 4. Depart de Vaucouleurs 1422. 5. Jeanne Darc a Domremy 1423. 6. Jeanne Darc a Chinon. 7. Prise d'Orleans 1428. 8. Au Sacre de Charles VII Reims 1429. 9. Arrestation a Compiegne 1430. 10. Rounen 1431. No editor name and printed info. 'Made in France'. Slightly on margins. Minor fading on pictures. Otherwise a good set. Joan of Arc nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" (French: La Pucelle d'Orléans), is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. She was born to Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle Romée, a peasant family, at Domrémy in northeast France. Joan claimed to have received visions of the archangel Michael, Saint Margaret, and Saint Catherine of Alexandria instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. The unanointed King Charles VII sent Joan to the Siege of Orléans as part of a relief army. She gained prominence after the siege was lifted only nine days later. Several additional swift victories led to Charles VII's consecration at Reims. This long-awaited event boosted French morale and paved the way for the final French victory. On 23 May 1430, she was captured at Compiègne by the Burgundian faction, a group of French nobles allied with the English. She was later handed over to the English and put on trial by the pro-English Bishop Pierre Cauchon on a variety of charges. After Cauchon declared her guilty, she was burned at the stake on 30 May 1431, dying at about nineteen years of age. In 1456, an inquisitorial court authorized by Pope Callixtus III examined the trial, debunked the charges against her, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr. In the 16th century, she became a symbol of the Catholic League, and in 1803 she was declared a national symbol of France by the decision of Napoleon Bonaparte. She was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920. Joan of Arc is one of the nine secondary patron saints of France, along with Saint-Denis, Saint Martin of Tours, Saint Louis, Saint Michael, Saint Rémi, Saint Petronilla, Saint Radegund and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. Joan of Arc has remained a popular figure in literature, painting, sculpture, and other cultural works since the time of her death, and many famous writers, playwrights, filmmakers, artists, and composers have created, and continue to create, cultural depictions of her. (Wikipedia).
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