From Foreign Cathedrals: comprising the Choicest Specimens of Ecclesiastical Architecture of the Middle Ages, chiefly in France, Charles Wild (1781-1835), London, 1862 (1831).
This splendid work is... unequaled in its way.... With all our respect for Prout, and some others, we must admit that there never was an artist who touched on Gothic Architecture with the same severe truth and fidelity as Mr. Wild. London Athenian Society
A most beautiful and magnificent series of plates. London Literary Gazette
Notre-Dame de Reims (Our Lady of Rheims) is the Roman Catholic cathedral of Reims, where the kings of France were once crowned. It replaces an older church, destroyed by a fire in 1211, which was built on the site of the basilica where Clovis was baptized by Saint Remi, bishop of Reims, in AD 496. That original structure had been erected on the site of the Roman baths. As the cathedral it remains the seat of the Archdiocese of Reims.
The facade of the cathedral is one of the great masterpieces of the Middle Ages. The upper parts of the facade were completed in the 14th century, but apparently following 13th century designs, giving Reims an unusual unity of style.
Uses material from the Wikipedia article Reims Cathedral