Achille Deveria, a renowned French artist born on February 6, 1800, created a captivating lithograph of Jeanne de Bourgogne, also known as Joan the Lame. This artwork is part of the collection at the National Gallery of Art and was generously donated by Frank Anderson Trapp. The lithograph was crafted on wove paper.
Jeanne de Bourgogne, a historical figure from the Middle Ages, was Queen consort of France as the first wife of Philip VI and the Countess of Burgundy and Artois in her own right. Her life was marked by political influence and personal tragedy, including the loss of her sister Blanche and the inheritance of the County of Artois after her mother’s death. Jeanne’s legacy continued through her daughters, who inherited her titles and contributed to the union of the County and Duchy of Burgundy.