Detail View: Archivision Base to Module 9: Notre-Dame Cathedral: Stained Glass

Preferred Title: 
Notre-Dame Cathedral: Stained Glass
Image View: 
South Rose window, the lower left corner
Creator: 
unknown (French)
Location: 
site: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: 
ca. 1180-1258 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
French
Style Period: 
Gothic (Medieval)
Work Type 1: 
stained glass (visual work)
Classification: 
glass
Material: 
stained glass
Technique: 
stained glass
Relation Work: 
part of Notre Dame de Paris
Subjects: 
cycles or series; New Testament; Old Testament and Apocrypha; saints; window: rose; window: stained glass
Description: 
Three significant areas of original glass remain in the rose windows of the west, north and south façades. The west rose is the earliest, dating from ca. 1205, and has representations of the Virtues and Vices, Labours of the Months and Signs of the Zodiac, a programme that, like the glass at Chartres, correlates with the iconography of the façade sculpture. The glass of the north transept rose (designed ca. 1250) is the best preserved of the three. The iconographic programme represents the Virgin surrounded by Old Testament characters, with 16 prophets in the inner circle of medallions and 32 judges and kings in the outer. The style of the glass painting recalls that of the Sainte-Chapelle, completed several years earlier. A number of panels in the south rose (begun 1258) come from other sources, notably a series depicting the Life of St Matthew (ca. 1180) and an Infancy of Christ series (ca. 1200-1250). The theme of the window is the Last Judgement with Christ in the centre (modern) surrounded by angels and
Collection: 
Archivision Base Collection
Identifier: 
1A2-F-P-ND-3-A4
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.