Jeanne d’Arc has inspired artistic and cultural works for nearly six centuries.
The following page cover items of historic interest, enduring works of high art, and recent representations in popular culture.
No complete list of artistic works about her exists, although a 1989 doctoral dissertation did identify all relevant films including ones for which no copy survives. Portrayals of Jeanne d’Arc are numerous.
For example, in 1979 the Bibliothèque Municipale in Rouen, France held a gallery containing over 500 images and other items related to Jeanne d’Arc.
This fascinating plain, small line drawing shows her as a small determined woman carrying her army’s sacred banner in one hand and a sword in the other.
The drawing was made in the margin of the Orleans city record manuscripts on the day she got the English armies away from the city and freed the countryside around Orleans May 10. 1429. It’s the only known contemporary portrait of Jeanne d’Arc.
Drawing by Clément de Fauquembergue, the secretary of the Palement of Paris. The artist had never seen Jeanne. It is known that she sat for a portrait, but it did not survive, so no exact image of her exists.
Jeanne d’Arc has inspired artistic and cultural works for six centuries. The following lists cover some works of high art, and recent representations in popular culture. Lesser known works, particularly from early periods, are not included.