1140-1451 France

Saint Denis, ambulatory

Ambulatory and radiating chapels (looking northeast), abbey church, Saint-Denis, France, 1140-1144.

Chartres exteriorWest facade Chartresoldtestamentkings...Aerial view (top), west facade (middle), Old Testament kings and queen, jamb statues, right side of the central doorway of the Royal Portal (bottom), Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France, ca. 1145-1155.

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, FranceNotre-Dame, Paris, France, begun 1163; nave and flying buttresses, ca. 1180-1200; remodeled after 1225.

Notre Dame de la Belle VerriereVirgin and Child and angels (Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière), detail of a window in the choir of Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France, ca. 1170, with 13th-century side panels.  Stained glass, 12′ 9″ high.

Rose windowRose window and lancets, north transept, Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France, ca. 1220.  Stained glass, rose window 43′ in diameter.

ReimsAnnunciation and Visitation, jamb statues on the right side of the central doorway of the west facade, Reims Cathedral, Reims, France, ca. 1230-1255.

Sainte-ChapelleInterior of the upper chapel (looking northeast), Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, France, 1243-1248.

Virgin of ParisVirgin and Child (Virgin of Paris), Notre-Dame, Paris, France, early 14th century.

Saint MaclouWest facade of Saint-Maclou, Rouen, France, ca. 1500-1514.

House of Jacques CoeurInner facade and courtyard of the house of Jacques Coeur, Bourges, France, 1443-1451.

God as CreatorGod as the Creator of the World, folio 1 verso of a moralized Bible, from Paris, France, ca. 1220-1230.  Ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum, 1′ 1 1/2″ X 8 1/4″.  Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna.

David and GoliathMASTER HONORÉ, Samuel Anointing David and Battle of David and Goliath, folio 7 verso of the Breviary of Philippe le Bel, from Paris, France, 1296.  Ink and tempera on vellum, 7 7/8″ X 4 7/8″.  Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.

virgin reliquaryVirgin of Jeanne d’Evreux, from the abbey church of Saint-Denis, France, 1339.  Silver gilt and enamel, 2′ 3 1/2″ high.  Musée du Louvre, Paris.

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