A 1903 engraving of Joan of Arc

TOM HILL - Designer

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A 1903 engraving of Joan of Arc

PLEASE NOTE
This is a copy of a printed engraving so shows some of the original
half tone screen or moiré pattern.

A moiré (pronounced “more-ray”) pattern is caused when the screen angles of an image was re-screened without slightly de-focusing the image so that the dots of the printed image being scanned are out of focus.

In this case the moiré shows a mild diamond pattern across the whole image.

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. Joan of Arc was born to Jacques d’Arc and Isabelle Romée, a peasant family, at Domrémy in north-east France.

Joan said she 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 uncrowned King Charles VII sent Joan to the siege of Orléans as part of a relief mission.

She gained prominence after the siege was lifted only nine days later. Several additional swift victories led to Charles VII’s coronation at Reims. This long-awaited event boosted French morale and paved the way for the final French victory.

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