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The first known Jeanne d’Arc monument raised in Jeanne’s memory, was erected in Orléans 1456

On July 2nd the Pontifical Delegates met and appointed the following Wednesday, July 7th, for the pronouncement of the final Sentence; and on that day, at 8 a.m., the Court assembled in the Hall of the Archiepiscopal Palace, and the formal Sentence of Rehabilitation was solemnly read by the Archbishop of Reims.

This was followed by a procession and sermon on the same day in the Place St. Ouen, and by a second sermon on the day following in the Old Market Place, where a Cross to perpetuate the memory of the was then erected, “for the salvation of her soul.”

Charles VII was represented kneeling, turned toward Jeanne d’Arc at the foot of the crucifix and the Virgin, in this first monument raised in Jeanne’s memory, on the bridge at Orléans at the end of the Fifteenth Century. This Cross remained until the end of the following century, when it was replaced by a fountain, with a statue of the Maid under an arcade surmounted by a Cross; the fountain now standing was erected in 1756.
From the Introductory Notes To The Nullification Trial

Monumental sculpture of Jeanne d’Arc. Mehun-sur-Yèvre. France. The iron and bronze statue stood in the Place du Château at Mehun-sur-Yèvre. Mehun-sur-Yèvre is a small town in central France through which Jeanne d’Arc passed in late October of 1429, where she stayed with the king’s surgeon, Renaud Thierry. There she participated in King Charles VII’s council and on December 29, 1429 he provided her with letters of nobility. In the Spring of 1430 Jeanne left Mehun-sur-Yèvre to pursue other battles.

Painting, by the French artist Adolphe Demange, show the Duchesse d’Uzès working on a monumental sculpture of Jeanne d’Arc.

Painting, by the French artist Adolphe Demange, show the Duchesse d'Uzès working on a monumental sculpture of Jeanne d'Arc. The iron and bronze statue stood in the Place du Château at Mehun-sur-Yèvre. Mehun-sur-Yèvre is a small town in central France through which Jeanne d'Arc passed in late October of 1429, where she stayed with the king’s surgeon, Renaud Thierry. There she participated in King Charles VII’s council and on December 29, 1429 he provided her with letters of nobility. In the Spring of 1430 Jeanne left Mehun-sur-Yèvre to pursue other battles.
Detail of the painting
The statue at Mehun-sur-Yèvre. The same sculpture the Duchess is depicted completing in the painting.
The statue at Mehun-sur-Yèvre. The same sculpture the Duchess is depicted completing in the painting.
DateArtistLocationNotes
1852François RudeParis, Jardin du LuxembourgStanding figure.
1855Denis Foyatier, with bas relief pedestal by Vital DubrayOrléans, place du MartroiBronze equestrian statue.
1874Emmanuel FrémietPhiladelphia, Fairmount ParkEquestrian statue. Made from a plaster mold commissioned in 1874 by Napoleon III and originally located in Paris; a copy of the Paris statue was
commissioned by Philadelphia, but Frémiet sent the original, as he had
replaced the Paris statue with a revised one.
1882Frederic LerouxCompiègne, France
1889Paul DuBoisRheims, FranceEquestrian statue.
1891Marius MerciéDomrémy-la-Pucelle, France
1892Louis-Ernest BarriasBonsecours, FranceStanding figure in white marble and gold leaf. In 1990 the original
was moved to the church basilica and its gold leaf was removed. A copy
in gold leaf now occupies the site where the original once stood.
1895Paul DuBoisParis, Place St. AugustinEquestrian Statue located in front of the Eglise St. Augustin.
Copies were placed in other cities in France, such as Rheims and
Strasbourg.
1899Emmanuel FrémietParis, Place des PyramidesEquestrian statue. Originally commissioned in 1874 by Napoleon III; this is a revised version of the statue Frémiet made at that time.
1900Prosper d'ÉpinayRheims, FranceStanding figure. Donated to Rheims cathedral in 1909.
1907Emmanuel FrémietState Library of Victoria, AustraliaEquestrian statue, replica of the Emmanuel Frémiet statue in Paris.
1915Anna Hyatt HuntingtonNew York City, Riverside Park at 93rd StreetEquestrian statue. This was the first public statue in the city to
be dedicated to a woman (as opposed to idealized concepts such as
Liberty and Victory). Information from the New York Public Art
Curriculum site:. A replica of this statue can also be found in Gloucester, Massachusetts. A reduced version is located at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.
1915Paul ManshipSmithsonian American Art MuseumMedal, showing an equestrian figure on the obverse and a figure at the stake on the reverse.
After 1921Matane, Quebec, church of St. Joan of ArcStanding figure.
1922Paul DuBoisWashington, D.C., Meridian Hill ParkBronze copy of the statue by DuBois at Rheims Cathedral.
1920St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, LouisianaStanding figure. It was donated to the Cathedral by "The Sodality of Saint Joan of Arc."
cast 1924Emmanuel FrémietPortland, Oregon, Laurelhurst neighborhoodEquestrian statue. It was erected as a tribute to the fallen
soldiers of World War I and is a replica of the Frémiet statue at Place
des Pyramides in Paris.
1947Laval (Quebec)Standing figure.
?LansonJargeau, Franceplace du MartroyStanding figure
??Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica - Montreal, QuebecStanding figure, to the left of the altar.
1972Emmanuel FrémietDecatur Street, French Market - New Orleans, LouisianaEquestrian statue. It was a gift from the People of France to the
City of New Orleans and is a replica of the Frémiet statue at Place des
Pyramides in Paris.
??Eglise St-Pierre - Mont-St-Michel - FranceStanding figure, by the entrance to the church.