From, Beautiful Buildings in France & Belgium, Including many which have been destroyed during the war. Reproductions in Colour and Monochrome from rare old Prints and Drawings, by and after Prout, Boys, Coney, W. Callow, David Roberts, C. Wild and others, with descriptive notes, by C. Harrison Townsend, F.R.I.B.A.; New York: The Hubbell Publishing Co., 1916; pp. 78-81.
CAEN : CHURCH OF ST. PIERRE
(T. S. Boys)
HARING with Rouen the claim of being the two most interesting towns in Normandy, Caen supports it by an abundance of fine churches and old houses. In the centre of the town stands, in the Rue St. Jean, its chief and very beautiful church, St. Pierre, full of appeal to the architect whose interest is wide enough to appreciate a history spread over the various epochs from the XIIIth to the XVIth century. Its architecture is in the main Gothic, but the choir, the apsidal chapels with their elaborate external and internal decoration, and the turret of the 80 apse are of Renaissance workmanship. The particularly graceful tower — not shown in Boys’ sketch — is a fine example of the work of the XIVth century.
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