Le Char de la Mort (detail), Théophile Schuler, 1848
Dante and Virgil in the Ninth Circle of Hell
Oil on canvas (detail)
Gustave Doré - 1861
“Every man gives his life for what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, and so they give their lives to little or nothing. One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it…and then it’s gone.But to surrender who you are and to live without belief is more terrible than dying – even more terrible than dying young.”
― Joan of Arc
Adolphe Alexandre Dillens (1831-1877), La Capture de Jeanne d’Arc - 1847/52.