Jeanne d’Arc

This copy of Emmanuel Frémiet’s equestrian statue of Jeanne d’Arc was donated to the city of Portland by Henry Waldo Coe, who saw Frémiet’s original statue in Paris. Portland’s copy arrived from France in 1924 and was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1925 in honor of the Doughboys of World War

Over the years the gold leaf that brilliantly dawned the statue slowly deteriorated until there was no trace of its luster. In 2002, through the fundraising efforts and after receiving a grant for $24,000, the city of Portland was able to have the statue restored the statue to its former glory. The pennant flag held in Joan’s right hand and the laurel wreath on her head were replaced and the gold leaf was restored.

Photo by Steve Morgan

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