Joan of Arc, 1915
Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876–1973)
This monumental equestrian statue depicts the French national hero, Joan of Arc (ca. 1412–1431). This figure, in full armor, stands from the stirrups of her horse, poised to go into battle, her body and gaze turned towards the sky. Her arm is raised with sword in hand as her steed strides forward.
The figure reflects Joan’s pride, calm, and confidence at the start of the 1428–1429 Siege of Orléans, when she led French troops to victory against the English during the Hundred Years’ War.