by Lenepveu, Jules-Eugène, & Jean-Jacques Scherrer.
No place: No publisher/printer Miniature (3 x 2 cm; 1.125" x .75").  pp., illus.. [18991900s?] This tiny and fabulously detailed miniature contains a frontispiece and seven pictures from Joan of Arc's life. Six of the eight illustrations are photo reproductions of Jules Eugène Lenepveu's murals depicting the life of Jeanne d'Arc the originals were designed for and are still displayed in the Panthéon of Paris. Another of the illustrations is Jean-Jacques Scherrer's painting, "Entrée de Jeanne d'Arc à Orléans." A title-page joins the images as part of a => leporello enclosed in a petite brass case resembling a book. Joan's likeness appears on the case's front with the words "Jehanne d'Arc" within a frame of fleurs de lis and under the heading "vive labeur." Some lilies, a sword within a crown, and two fleurs de lis appear on the back below the dates "14121431." A small hole on the spine suggests the work was originally part of a necklace as opposed to simply a decorative collectible.
Bronze'y brass lightly dust-stained, barely noticeable wear on folds. => A precious little bibliokeepsake.
(Inventory #: 36817)
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