Notre-Dame de Dijon (Dijon, France) : West front, frontal view of the great porch with its three bays

Creator:
unknown (French)
Published/Created:
Dijon, Burgundy, France
1220-1250
Date Depicted:
5/15/1997
Materials:
stained glass
stone
Notes:
The building dates from the first half of the thirteenth century. Viollet-le-Duc studied the structure of Notre-Dame de Dijon. The tall, monolithic and incredibly thin colonettes which support the apse vaults he describes as "splender pins, as strong as if they were of cast iron, thanks to the quality of the stone employed". In 1183-1187 Hugh III granted free status to the inhabitants. The Gothic parish church of Notre-Dame (1220-1250), with a deep narthex, a façade with superimposed galleries and a lantern-tower, became the centre of municipal life; the city clock was installed there in 1386 (Dijon had no town hall before 1500).
Variant Titles:
Notre Dame, Dijon
Topics:
Architecture -- France -- 13th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Gothic (Medieval)
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
1A2-F-D-ND-A6
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
churches (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint; religious construction ; stained glass buildings; religious buildings; churches; visual works; stained glass (visual works)
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Three
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
5/15/1997
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10163756
PID:
digcoll:1791007