Joan of Arc Imprisoned in Rouen

Pierre Henri Revoil French

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Active both in Paris, where he was a student of Jacques-Louis David, and in his native Lyon, Revoil was a leading proponent of the Troubadour style, which favored historicizing subjects. This highly finished sheet is a study for Revoil's painting Joan of Arc in Prison (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen), exhibited at the Salon of 1819. The composition owes a debt to David's Neoclassical manner in its planar arrangement and legible poses, but Revoil also clearly delighted in rendering details of medieval architecture and costume.

Joan of Arc Imprisoned in Rouen, Pierre Henri Revoil (French, Lyon 1776–1842 Lyon), Pen and brown ink, watercolor, and wash on two sheets of laid paper, mounted together on a sheet of laid paper

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