Detail View: Archivision Base to Module 9: Saint-Denis: Stained Glass in Chancel and Rose Windows

Preferred Title: 
Saint-Denis: Stained Glass in Chancel and Rose Windows
Image View: 
North Rose, detail, lower right
Creator: 
unknown (French)
Location: 
site: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: 
ca. 1800-1900 (restoration)
Cultural Context: 
French
Style Period: 
Nineteenth century
Work Type 1: 
stained glass (visual work)
Classification: 
glass
Technique: 
stained glass
Relation Work: 
part of Saint-Denis
Subjects: 
cycles or series; decorative arts; window: stained glass
Description: 
Little remains of the abbey's important and influential medieval glazing. The windows of the Rayonnant choir and nave, probably the most important 13th-century ensemble in the Paris region before the glazing of the Sainte-Chapelle, were destroyed in the Revolution. They are documented only in a sketch, one of a series (Compiègne, Mus. Mun. Vivenel) made in 1794-1795 by Charles Percier, and the reliability of even this has been challenged (Lillich). Most of the glass outside of the ambulatory was reconstructed during the 19th century. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/)
Collection: 
Archivision Addition Module Two
Identifier: 
1A2-F-P-SD-4-A3
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.