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Joan of Arc

A work made of graphite and colored pencils on tan wove board.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of graphite and colored pencils on tan wove board.

Date:

1898

Artist:

Jan Toorop
Dutch, 1858–1928

About this artwork

Imbued with the sinuous linear style of Toorop’s most celebrated works, this small drawing merges medieval subject matter with the graphic language of Symbolism. Cleverly situated within the voids of a capital letter E, Toorop’s title figure recalls the conventions of medieval manuscript illumination. Indeed, like many of Toorop’s drawings, this work was likely intended for inclusion in a book. The swirling parallel lines in the saint’s hair and the intensity of her downcast posture assert the sympathetic interpretation Toorop offered of this warrior saint, whose canonization was not finalized until 1920.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jan Toorop

Title

Joan of Arc

Origin

The Netherlands

Date

Made 1898

Medium

Graphite and colored pencils on tan wove board

Inscriptions

Signed recto, lower right, pen and black ink: "J. K. TOOROP"; dated, lower left, in pen and black ink: "1898"; inscribed recto, lower center, in graphite: "IEANNE D’ARC"

Dimensions

158 × 117 mm (sheet); 229 × 187 mm (mount)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.1035

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