Maude Adams (1872–1953) as Joan of Arc  1909

by Alphonse Maria Mucha

Born in what is now the Czech Republic, Mucha rose to fame as a theater poster designer and commercial illustrator in Paris. From 1904 on, he made several working trips to the United States. Mucha painted this portrait of Maude Adams as Joan of Arc to promote a one-night gala performance of Friedrich Schiller’s The Maid of Orleans at Harvard University Stadium on June 22, ...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art