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        Stained Glass Window: Chartres Cathedral

        Enrich your knowledge about the Chartres Cathedral by looking at image of the stained glass windows housed in this Gothic structure. Built between 1194 and 1250, the cathedral has been exceptionally well preserved. The flying buttresses on the outside of the building allowed architects to increase the window size, hence why the stained glass is considered so spectacular by art historians. Explore the varying stained glass window examples and read the background essay to get a broader sense of this window style.

        Cherubim on wheel, detail from north rose window, c.1223

        French School, (13th century) Medium: stained glass. Date: 13th Century.

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        St. Laurence on the grill

        French School, (13th century) Medium: stained glass. Date: 13th Century.

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        St. Silvester welcomes St. Timothy

        French School, (13th century) Medium: stained glass. Date: 13th Century.

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        Four doves, detail from the north rose window, c.1223

        French School, (13th century) Medium: stained glass. Date: 13th Century.

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        Glorification of the Virgin Mary, north rose window, c.1223

        French School, (13th century) Medium: stained glass. Date: 13th Century.

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        King Hezekiah, detail from the north rose window, c.1223

        French School, (13th century) Medium: stained glass. Date: 13th Century.

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        Fur Traders, detail from a window depicting Scenes from the Life of Charlemagne, from the north ambulatory

        French School, (13th century) Medium: stained glass. Date: 13th Century.

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        Noah's Ark from the Noah window

        French School, (13th century) Medium: stained glass. Date: 13th Century.

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        Noah's Ark window, 13th century

        French School, (13th century) Medium: stained glass. Date: 13th Century.

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        King of Judah, detail from the north rose window, c.1223

        French School, (13th century) Medium: stained glass. Date: 13th Century.

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        The prophet Jonah, detail from the north rose window, glazed by 1234

        French School, (13th century) Medium: stained glass. Date: 13th Century.

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