Giovanna D'Arco

Giovanna D'Arco, also called the “Pulzella Orleans” in the only portrait of her coeval I come down to us

Of Giovanna D'Arco, the courageous Pulzella Orleans condemned to the stake for heresy in 1431 (https://www.pilloledistoria.it/7340/medioevo/la-morte-di-giovanna-darco-secondo-un-testimone-oculare), we own one image to her coeval, “live”, which is the one shown in photo attached to this post (above).

It is not a true portrayal and right, but only a drawing, a sketch rather stylized, which, however, it gives us an idea, although brief, the physical aspect of the French saint, of which there is clearly a slender figure and extremely youthful.

This work extemporaneous of high historical and documentary value, It was performed in May 1429 a secretary of the Supreme Court of Paris immediately after the news of the liberation of Orleans and is now preserved in the National Archives in Paris (Photo gives: pinterest.com).