This drawing is inspired by the following extract from "Joan of Arc: the Image of Female Heroism" by Marina Warner, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London, 1981, page thirteen and fourteen. "On the day of her death at Rouen, she was shown to the crowd to be a woman, because many feared she was a demon or phantom. The Bourgeois of Paris, an anonymous Parisian who kept an invaluable record of life under the Anglo-Burgundian regime wrote: "She was soon dead and her clothes all burned. Then the fire was raked back, and her naked body shown to all the people and all the secrets that could or should belong to a woman, to take away any doubts from people's minds. When they had stared long enough at her dead body bound to the stake, the executioner got a big fire going again around her poor carcass, which was soon burned, both flesh and bones reduced to ashes."

  • Dimensions: 20.5cm x 12.8cm
  • Artforms: Drawing