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Chartres Cathedral Lower Level Windows

Subjects, Donors and Locations

 

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The map below is taken from this pocket sized guide to Chartres Cathedral (in English), which is the best detailed guide. It details almost every window scene and individual statue inside and outside the cathedral, even including archivolt cycles.

 

The (mainly lower level) windows are listed below, along with their donors.

 

 

 

 

West and Lower South-West Windows

 

Guide

Book*

 

Subject

 

Donor Illustrations & their location

 

 

 

WEST ROSE

   

01

 

West Facade - Tree of Jesse

 

 

02

 

West Facade - Incarnation

 

 

03

 

West Facade - Passion

 

 

04

48

St John the Divine (l'Évangéliste)

1 flight to Egypt, 2 & 3 Armourers

 

05

46

Story of Mary Magdalene

1,2 & 3 Water Carriers

 

06

44

Good Samaritan

1,2 & 3 Shoemakers

 

07

42

Death and Assumption of Mary

Shoemakers in 3 medallions

 

08

 

Vendome Chapel

 

 

09

38

Miracles of the Virgin

Butchers at work in bottom quatrefoil

 

10

36

Life of S Apollinaire, Grisaille etc

none

 

11

 

Blank

none

 

 

 

SOUTH ROSE WINDOW

 

 

 

 

Lower South and East Ambulatory Windows

 

Guide

Book*

 

Subject

 

Donor Illustrations & their location

 

12

 

St Fulbert

none

 

13

30b

St Anthony & St Paul

Fishmongers

 

14

30a

Temptation, Cana, Blue Virgin

none

 

15

 

A bit of Virgin

none

 

16

28b

Story of the Virgin

1 Vinegrowers, 2 Count Thibault VI

 

17

28a

Zodiacs & Labours of the Months

1 Vinegrowers, 2 Count Thibault VI & Bellringers

 

18

 

 

none

 

19

 

 

none

 

20

 

 

none

 

21

 

 

none

 

22

 

 

none

 

21

 

 

none

 

22

 

 

none

 

21

 

 

none

 

22

 

 

none

 

23

 

 

none

 

24

20

Saint Martin

Shoemakers in bottom 2 1/2 panels

 

25

18

Saint Thomas Becket

5, 6 & 7 Tanners

 

26

16

Ste Margaret & Ste Catherine

1 Marguerite, 2 Geoffroy

 

27

14

Saint Nicholas

none

 

28

12

Saint Remy

2 unknown donor

 

29

 

 

none

 

30

8

Saint Sylvester

1,2 & 3 Masons

 

31

 

 

none

 

32

4

Saint Paul

none

 

33

2

Saint Andrew

none

 

34

0

Apostles

1, 2 & 3 Bakers

 

35

1

Simon & Jude

1 & 2 Henry Noblet

 

36

 

 

none

 

 

 

Lower North and East Ambulatory Windows

 

Guide

Book*

 

Subject

 

Donor Illustrations & their location

 

37

5

Saint James the Greater

1 & 2 Furriers & Drapers

 

38

7

Charlemagne

1 Furriers

 

39

9

Saints Theodore & Vincent

1 & 2 Weavers

 

40

11

Saint Pataleon

A canon

 

41

13

Saint Stephen (Étienne)

1 & 2 Shoemakers

 

42

15

Saint Chéron

1 & 2 Masons, Stone Cutters and Sculptors

 

43

17

Saint Savinian et al

Masons in second panel.  Weavers higher up.

 

44

 

 

none

 

45

21

Saint Julian l'Hospitalier

1, 2 & 3 Carpenters, Joiners, Cartwrights & Coopers

 

46

23

Saint Thomas the Apostle

none

 

47

 

 

none

 

48

 

 

none

 

49

 

 

none

 

50

 

 

none

 

51

 

 

none

 

52

 

 

none

 

53

29a

Saint Nicholas

1 & 2 Stephen Chardonel & Family

 

54

29b

Saint Germain of Auxerre

1 Stephen Chardonel

 

55

 

 

none

 

56

 

 

none

 

 

 

NORTH ROSE WINDOW

Queen Blanche of Castile (grand-daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Queen Consort of French King Louis VIII "The Lion" and subduer of Cathars).

 

 

 

Lower North-West Windows

 

Guide

Book*

 

Subject

 

Donor Illustrations & their location

 

57

 

 

none

 

58

35

Prodigal Son

none

 

59

37

Symbolic Window (Passion typologique)

1,2 & 3 Blacksmiths - then read from top.

 

60

39

Miracles of Saint Nicholas

1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 Haberdashers & Apothecaries

 

61

41

Joseph

1 & 2 Bankers

 

62

43

Saint Eustace

1 & 2 Drapers, 3, 4 & 5 Furriers (see guide for exact location in window).

 

63

45

Saint Lubin

Wine Merchants everywhere (see guide).

 

64

47

Noah

1. 2. 3. 4 & 5 Coopers, Carpenters & Wheelwrights

 

 

 

 

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At last a book of brilliant close up photos of story panels from the medieval stained glass windows of Chartres.

Commentary in French but 95% of the space is pictures! (c23x23cm)

The cover shows a seduction scene from the Joseph window

 

*The window numbering system used in this book is different to the Cathedral Guide one and is shown in the second column.

 

 

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