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JOAN of ARC<br>DRAWING by DANIEL MITSUI</span> </center> <span class="style3"> <br><br> <center> <a href="http://danielmitsui.tripod.com/00_pictures/joan.jpg" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://danielmitsui.tripod.com/00_pictures/small_joan.jpg" alt="ST. JOAN of ARC"></a> </center> <br><br> The central image with the equestrian portrait of St. Joan was inspired by several works of art, most obviously John Duncan&rsquo;s 1896 painting <i>Jehanne d&rsquo;Arc et sa Garde Ecossaise</i>. <br><br> St. Joan&rsquo;s banner is drawn according to contemporary descriptions. It includes an image of Christ in Majesty holding an orb and flanked by two angels, one holding a lily and one holding a sword; the words Jhesus Maria; and a pattern of fleurs-de-lis. <br><br> The text written around the border of the drawing is excerpted from the <i>Ditie de Jehanne d&rsquo;Arc</i>, a poem written by Christine de Pisan in 1429, about a year before St. Joan&rsquo;s capture: <blockquote> <i>Tu, Jehanne, de bonne heure n&eacute;e,<br> Benoist soit cil qui te cr&eacute;a!<br> Pucelle de Dieu ordonn&eacute;e,<br> En qui le Saint Esprit r&eacute;a<br> Sa grant grace, en qui ot et a<br> Toute largesse de hault don,<br> Nonc requeste ne te v&eacute;a.<br> Qui te rendra assez guerdon?</i> <br><br> Blessed be He who created thee,<br> Joan, who wert born at a propitious hour!<br> Maiden sent from God,<br> Into whom the Holy Spirit poured<br> His great grace, in Whom there was and is<br> An abundance of noble gifts,<br> Never did He refuse thee any request.<br> Who ever can begin to repay thee? </blockquote> In the corners of the drawing I drew the Blessed Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child, and St. Joan&rsquo;s three guiding voices: St. Michael, St. Catherine of Alexandia and St. Margaret of Antioch. These are based on figures in illuminated Books of Hours. <br><br><br><br> Medium: Drawing, color ink on gaotskin parchment with brass leaf <br> Dimensions: 10" &times; 8" <br> Year: 2011 <br><br>The original drawing was made on private commission. <br><br><hr><br> An open-edition gicl&eacute;e print of this drawing is available for $75. You may use the button below to pay via PayPal, debit card or credit card. 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