Chartres Cathedral (Chartres, France) : General view

Creator:
unknown (French)
Published/Created:
Chartres, Centre, France
rebuilt 1194-1260
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
500 AD - 1499 AD
Materials:
limestone
stone
Notes:
Dedicated to Notre-Dame, Chartres Cathedral acquired strong associations with the cult of the Virgin. Most of the 12th- and 13th-century sculpture and stained glass survive, to make the cathedral one of the most 'complete' medieval buildings in existence. The present cathedral was built after a fire in 1194; of the earlier church only the 11th-century crypt and the 12th-century western block survive. The cathedral, built of limestone, is about 34 m high and 130 m long internally. It has a four-bay choir with double aisles and a double ambulatory with six radiating chapels, of which three are shallow and three, reflecting the surviving crypt chapels, are deeper. [A UNESCO World Heritage Site]
Variant Titles:
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres
Topics:
Architecture -- France -- 13th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Gothic (Medieval)
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
1A2-F-C-C-3-E6
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
churches: cathedrals (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:
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint construction buildings; religious buildings; churches; cathedrals interior
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
ca. 1990's
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:
10093274
PID:
digcoll:1838027