Church of Saint Stephen, Beauvais: Overall view



Louis Graves, Beauvaisien archaeologist, proposed to the Committee on Historical Monuments to close the church because of structural decay. It is classified an historic monument April 25, 1846. In 1892 money is finally released for repairs.

The church of Saint-Étienne is a Romanesque-Gothic building (rebuilt after 1180-1220). It has a Romanesque nave of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and a Gothic choir of the sixteenth century. The north transept has exterior sculpture around one of the rose windows that is a “wheel of life” or “fortune’s wheel”. The church is noted for its stained glass by Engrand Le Prince and Nicolas Le Prince, whose masterpieces include the Tree of Jesse window (1524).


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Eglise Saint-Étienne, Beauvais

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Towers

  • Decorative arts

  • Architecture

  • Churches

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Romanesque

  • Gothic (Medieval)

Place of Creation
  • Beauvais, Picardy, France

  • +49.428385+2.080890

  • Beauvais

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
Content License


Collections Featuring this Image
Architectural Lantern Slides of France


Please Note: You may encounter a delay before a download begins. Large or infrequently accessed files can take several minutes to retrieve from our archival storage system.