[18991900s?] · No place
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 "1412–1431." 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)