Étréchy
(Essonne, France)
Saint-Étienne
Surveyed: 1972-74, 1980-83, 2015
This is an experimental section where John James is attempting to identify the carvers though the use of common templates and/or a recognisable manners of carving. Such a large-scale analysis of all the capitals in these buildings has not been attempted before. As an ongoing enterprise that is still in its infancy, we seek your input. John believes this has the potential to increase our understanding of how they worked and to provide a more solid basis for dating than we have had.
Walls of east square end to about 15 courses, marked by uneven spring on north
Crossing and transept by Pilaster master, and north chapel to 1 course below sills; there is a change to the junction to apse.
South chapel between pilasters and east, to 1 course above sills, and then completes both chapels and vaults.
Continued crossing piers to imposts.
East clerestory with side triple windows and vault on engaged shafts, with octagonal imposts.
Nave wall arcade dado intended to support a thicker upper wall, and may have wanted dado arches to be wide, but not too high, so round arches.
Join above dado arcade (not S3-4) with vaults; west doors and nave aisle drums, date suggested by closed torus
Nave vault with clerestory windows now closed by roof over aisles, and triplets in west.
East window enlarged


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