(b. 1791, Boult-sur-Suippe, d. 1858, Paris)

Joan of Arc in Prison

Oil on canvas, 119 x 109 cm
Private collection

Joan of Arc in Prison exemplifies the stylistic changes that Saint-Evre and others brought about in the painting of history subjects from the middle of the 1820s. By contrast to the earlier troubadour style, with its abundance of detail and almost miniaturist technique, Saint-Evre has limited his reconstruction of the scene to a few telling details. The painting relates to works by Paul Delaroche and Pierre Révoil.

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