GOTHIC GLASS PAINTER, French
(active c. 1220)

St Eustace (detail)

1200-10
Stained glass window
Cathedral, Chartres

The picture shows a scene from the St Eustace window in the north aisle of the Chartres cathedral. The window is made up of large and small circles arranged around central squares. The first picture in a square shows the saint riding out to hunt. The picture frame serves as a terrain for the deer as sit plunges away from the riders who storm into the frame from the left. In his ability to suggest powerfully built bodies under the drapery, the artist reveals a mastery of line and colour.