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église Saint-Étienne de Beauvais
France

Construite hors de la cité épiscopale à partir du xie siècle, l'église Saint-Étienne de Beauvais est une construction mi-romane mi-gothique. La construction de l'église romane date de 1120.

La nef et la façade sont achevées au xiiie siècle. Entre 1506 et 1556 on modifie et modernise le Chœur dans un style gothique flamboyant, on y expérimenta la construction de croisée d'ogive dans le collatéral sud.

En 1583, une tour beffroi remplace la tour lanterne, détruite en 1480. À la Révolution, l'église subit de nombreux dommages, principalement la destruction du portail et de nombreux vitraux.

L'église accueille de nombreux trésors dont des verrières du xvie siècle, parmi celles-ci : L'arbre de Jessé peint par Engrand Le Prince, le plus célèbre maître verrier de la lignée beauvaisienne Le Prince. La baie représentant Adam et Eve chassés du Paradis est du début du xviie siècle.

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