Château de Chantilly – The Psyche Gallery

This gallery consists of 44 stained glass windows painted in the grisaille style (basically grey scale, with an effort to look like sculpture).

Originally housed at Château d’Écouen (currently the National Museum of the Renaissance) and commissioned by Constable Anne de Montmorency, the images are said to represent “The Golden Ass: Being the Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius”.

I was interested to learn that this novel is said to be the only ancient Roman novel written in Latin to survive in its entirety. WOW.

Here are a few more photos taken by my friend, Karen. I love that she got up close to take them, really giving a detailed look at the work that went into creating these impressive windows.

Thanks for letting me share these, Karen!

Bonne journée!


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