Chartres Cathedral: close-up of the elongated statues of kings, queens and figures from the Old Testament decorating the Portal Royal

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RIBApix ref no RIBA5054
Artist/Photographerde Mare, Eric (1910-2002)
CountryFrance
CityChartres
Subject Date1150
Image Date1968
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceEDMN234
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Eric de Mare / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Dedicated in 1260, this cathedral is an exemplar of the French High Gothic style. The west portal, known virtually since its completion as the Royal Portal, was carved by 1150.

Subject tags

entrances, sculpture, cathedrals, decorative stonework