Father Eustache LeQueux

Drawings and paintings featuring my ancestors

Today’s post is about the importance for me of imagining how one’s  ancestor looked like. I take care finding out how people were dressed at his time, where my ancestor lived, the historical context, etc. For the rest, of course it’s up to my own fancy.

This drawing and future painting is for Father Eustache. He lived in the beginning of the fifteenth century and was the Abbot of Saint Riquier in the North of France. He launched the fisrt actions for the rehabilitation of Joan of Arc. His abbey was burnt, probably at orders of Bishop Cochon who lead the trial of Joan.

Eustache rebuilt his abbey. On my painting he was inspecting the future chapel dedicated to Joan of Arc.

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