St. Joan of Arc

by Isabella Childs December 31, 2020

woman wearing armor

    In this painting of Saint Joan of Arc, by Millais, the holy woman warrior kneels, clad in armor, and holding a sword.


     Joan has white skin, blue eyes, and shoulder-length, light brown hair. She wears an iron breastplate and iron arm guards. She wears a long red dress beneath her armor. The saint holds her sword horizontally with both hands, one hand holding the hilt and one hand holding the blade. She gazes upwards with a concerned expression on her face. The saint’s dark metal helmet sits beside her on the floor.

    Behind St. Joan, in the background of the painting, is a dark, carved wall or door.

    Download the digitally-restored image here.




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