Date of Award

May 2019

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Art History

First Advisor

Richard Leson

Committee Members

Derek Counts


Chartres Cathedral, Saint Eustace, Stained Glass


This thesis looks at window 43 at Chartres Cathedral, France which is one of the fullest versions of the Eustace narrative and features furriers and drapers at work. I exam the window under a narratological lens and establish an alternative order of reading the panels that is more in tune with the story as told in the window. Additionally, I compare the window to other artworks from the time that depict Saint Eustace to establish the saint’s relevance within French society at the time of the window’s construction.