The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
As we recover from yesterday’s shock in Paris, we turn our thoughts to the cultural treasures at #NotreDame and are hopeful for the long-term safety of the stained glass rose window, one of the most iconic symbols of the cathedral. This rare 1841 photo captures the original rose window on the south façade facing the Seine, before it was restored and re-worked 20 years later by architect Viollet-le-Duc.
Image: Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey. Rose Window, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, 1841. Daguerrotype. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.