Monday, November 19, 2012

New windows

These windows were made in the nineteenth century (they're practically new!) for the Catherine de Médicis oratory at the Château de Blois. I can't find much else out about them, except that they supposedly depict Catherine de Médicis in mourning.

More stained glass!

I would have liked a better photo, from farther back, but there were a bunch of people around and I didn't want to wait very long, so I settled for this close-up. I still had to wait a bit while other visitors admired the windows.

7 comments:

  1. Oh, yes, I so clearly see the likeness to every other painting of Catherine de Médicis ;)

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  2. Oh how I LOVE stained glass windows! I could live in a house of these beautiful windows. So peaceful.

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  3. So beautiful, such clarity also. Well captured.
    Ivan

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  4. They're very nice, but she doesn't look like she's in mourning. Didn't they wear black when they were in mourning in those days?

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  5. Beautiful photo. Why are the two outer windows on an angle? Is this an alcove of some kind?

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  6. judy, lol! Yes, amazing how she looks like a greek goddess!

    ron, We had one made for our San Francisco house. Certainly not as elaborate as these, but nice. I was sorry to leave it behind; it was sold with the house.

    ivan, :)

    starman, chm replied that the royalty actually wore white... but I don't see his comment here... it must have gone somewhere else!

    michael, :)

    dean, yes, it's like a bay window that juts out from the building. Good eye!

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