Rouen Cathedral (Rouen, France) : Staircase in the nave

Creator:
unknown (French)
Published/Created:
Rouen, Haute-Normandie, France
1063-1514 (inclusive)
Physical Description:
135 m (length)
Date Depicted:
8/29/1999
500 AD - 1499 AD
Materials:
stone
Notes:
The present building comprises an aisled nave of 11 bays, with a series of aisle chapels, and an apsidal choir with an ambulatory and three spaced radiating chapels. The substantial transept arms are aisled on both sides, with large eastern chapels, and developed portals flanked by towers. A massive lantern tower lights the crossing. The two western towers, the Tour St Romain (1160-1170) to the north and the Tour de Beurre to the south, flank the façade, rising beyond rather than above the western aisle bays. The south-west tower, the Tour de Beurre (so named because it was traditionally financed by a papal indulgence whereby people could eat butter during Lent provided they paid a fine to the building fund), was built by Guillaume Pontis and Jacques Le Roux between 1487 and 1507. The cathedral is still being restored after extensive damage in World War II.
Variant Titles:
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Topics:
Architecture -- France -- 11th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- France -- 12th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Gothic (Medieval)
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
1A2-F-R-RC-C3
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:
architectural exteriors construction buildings; religious buildings; churches; cathedrals stair; interior
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Three
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
8/29/1999
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:
10164182
PID:
digcoll:1857229