Château de Thery

H. W. Brewer

c. 1880

Signed with initials lower right. (Oddly enough, the initials seem to be backwards.)

Source: Stevenson’s House Architecture, I, 239

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“Tall pyramidal slate roofs are found chiefly in chateaux and mansions in the country ; sometimes also in town houses. They are a legacy from the later Gothic style of the country, which it retains to the present day. It will be remembered that in attempting to give a rationale of Gothic architecture, I showed that, while in England the pointed arch bad in later Gothic become flattened, and the roofs had been made flat in harmony with it, in France pointed vaulting and pointed windows having been retained, high steep roofs have been retained also. ” [continued below]

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