Parish Church of the Madeleine, Troyes: Interior detail, statue of Saint Marthe

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Description

Sculpture produced in Troyes was abundant, if of uneven quality; about 1520 the work of the St. Martha workshop (named after a statue preserved in Ste. Madeleine) stands out.

Rebuilt around 1200 in the Gothic style. Its apse and choir were renovated around 1500 in the Flamboyant Gothic style. Its square Renaissance-style tower dates to 1525, as does the richly sculpted portal of the former cemetery located to the right of the entrance (today Jardin des Innocents). The church’s main portal was refurbished in the 17th century and the nave was restored in the 19th century. It is noted for its Flamboyant rood (choir) screen (ca. 1508-1515, by Jean Gailde) and the stained glass of the apse. Sculpture produced in Troyes was abundant, if of uneven quality; about 1520 the work of the St. Martha workshop (named after a statue preserved in Ste Madeleine) stands out.

Attributes

Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Eglise Sainte-Madeleine, Troyes

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Statues

  • Sculpture, French

  • Architecture

  • Churches

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Flamboyant

  • Gothic (Medieval)

Place of Creation
  • Troyes, Champagne-Ardenne, France

  • +48.297739+4.071451

  • Troyes

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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