"How Joan the Maid of Lorraine saw visions

and was called upon to deliver France" (1914)


The Christmas Edition of The Illustrated London News


Illustration by Kay Nielsen



When first published in the Christmas Edition of The Illustrated London News, this image was associated with the

following text:


In those days the Lord stirred up the spirit of a certain marvelous Maiden, born

on the borders of France, in the duchy of Lorraine, and the see of Toul, towards

the Imperial territories. This Maiden her father and mother employed in tending

sheep; daily, too, did she handle the distaff; man's love she knew not: no sin, as

it is said, was found in her; to her innocence the neighbours bore witness.




The illustration



Complete Image

Single Greeting Card

Price: US$5.00

Detail (for reference)

Fine Art Poster (10.7x18")

Code: KN SLJA C1 10.7x18
Price: US$60.00

Fine Art Poster (19x32")

Code: KN SLJA C1 19x32
Price: US$200.00



Our Greeting Cards


When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-on plates - in hommage to the hand-crafted

approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is

hand-finished, with the image presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. On the rear of each

card we also present some information about Kay Nielsen and this wonderful illustration. We have left the interior

of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.


Our large format reproductions


Each of our large format reproductions are prepared with archival quality materials and processes to ensure many years

of enjoyment. In addition, our reproductions are accompanied by explanatory material relating to Kay Nielsen and this

wonderful illustration.


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