Les vitraux de la cathédrale Saint-Pierre - Beauvais - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 49° 25.994 E 002° 04.899
31U E 433414 N 5476023
Quick Description: [FR] Des vitraux des XIIIe, XIVe et XVIe siècles sont encore en place. [EN] The cathedral's chief artistic treasures are stained glass windows of the 13th, 14th and 16th centuries.
Location: France
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 5:43:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM36YR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 80

Long Description:
[FR] La famille beauvaisienne des Leprince, au XVIe s., orna les deux façades du transept de roses, et leur chef de file, Engrand Leprince, a laissé une grande verrière. Beaucoup d'anciens vitraux ont disparu, à cause des bombes de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale.

[EN] The most beautiful of the windows are from the hand of the Renaissance artist, Engrand Le Prince, a native of Beauvais.

The transept features most of the 16C compositions. The south rose window, the work of Nicolas Leprince (1551), is dedicated to the Creation, with the Eternal Father occupying the central medaillion. Opposite, in the north transept, there are ten Sibyls counterbalancing the Prophets (1537). The radiating chapels which were devastated in 1940 and are currently undergoing restoration have had their windows replaced by contemporary glass masters. The apsidal chapel still retians three 13C windows: the life of an unidentified saint, the Tree of Jesse and the Childhood of Christ, and scenes from the religious drama by Rutebeuf, the Miracle of Theophilus.
Type of building where window is located: Church

La Cathédrale de Beauvais
rue Saint-Pierre
Beauvais, France

Admission Charge: 1.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: Every day

Hours of Operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:30 PM

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