The Windows ClipArt gallery provides 49 illustrations of openings in walls designed to let in light, and if opened, also provide ventilation.

"A vertical series of sloping roofs or broad slats, inclined outward and downward, forming the filling of a belfry-light, and designed to admit ventilation to the timber frame while protecting the interior from rain and wind, and to direct downward the sound of the bells."-Wright, 1902

Abat-vent

"A vertical series of sloping roofs or broad slats, inclined outward and downward, forming the filling…

The Gable-Opening of a Dormer-Window architectural frame was a 17th century French style frame.

Gable-Opening of a Dormer-Window

The Gable-Opening of a Dormer-Window architectural frame was a 17th century French style frame.

One bay from Salisbury Cathedral, England.

Bay

One bay from Salisbury Cathedral, England.

One bay from the choir of Lincoln Cathedral, England.

Bay

One bay from the choir of Lincoln Cathedral, England.

A bay is a module in classical or Gothic architecture, the distance between two supports of a vault or the unit of an opening and its framing on a façade.

Bay of Abbey of St. Denis

A bay is a module in classical or Gothic architecture, the distance between two supports of a vault…

Lichfield Cathedral is situated in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. It is the only medieval English cathedral with three spires. Architecturally, the choir (alt. spelling quire) is the area of a church or cathedral, usually in the western part of the chancel between the nave and the sanctuary (which houses the altar). A bay is a module in classical or Gothic architecture, the distance between two supports of a vault or the unit of an opening and its framing on a façade.

One Bay of Choir, Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral is situated in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. It is the only medieval English…

A bay is a module in classical or Gothic architecture, the distance between two supports of a vault or the unit of an opening and its framing on a façade.

Bay of Speyer Cathedral

A bay is a module in classical or Gothic architecture, the distance between two supports of a vault…

A conservatory with numerous plants near the bay window.

Bay Window Conservatory

A conservatory with numerous plants near the bay window.

The Cathedral of St Martin (Italian Duomo) is a church in Lucca, Italy. It was begun in 1063 by Bishop Anselm (later Pope Alexander II). Of this structure, the great apse with its tall columnar arcades and the fine campanile remain. A bay is a module in classical or Gothic architecture, the distance between two supports of a vault or the unit of an opening and its framing on a façade.

One Bay, Nave of Lucca Cathedral

The Cathedral of St Martin (Italian Duomo) is a church in Lucca, Italy. It was begun in 1063 by Bishop…

Cinquefoil, a Gothic ornament found in stone decorations of windows or panels.

Cinquefoil

Cinquefoil, a Gothic ornament found in stone decorations of windows or panels.

The "clearstory window of St. Leu d'Esserent, France" showing a sexfoil window, of six petals. -Whitney, 1911

Clerestory

The "clearstory window of St. Leu d'Esserent, France" showing a sexfoil window, of six petals. -Whitney,…

An open window decorated with drapes and pillows.

Drapes

An open window decorated with drapes and pillows.

A small garden of plants by a window.

Window Garden

A small garden of plants by a window.

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Lancet-windows at the Chester Cathedral, Early English style.

Lancet Windows

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Lancet-windows at the Chester Cathedral, Early English style.

"Two-light lancet." —D'Anvers, 1895

Two-light lancet

"Two-light lancet." —D'Anvers, 1895

The fan light is intended to be placed over a doorway or window.

Fan Light

The fan light is intended to be placed over a doorway or window.

The framework of a window with upright bars to divide the lights.

Mullions

The framework of a window with upright bars to divide the lights.

Architecture of Cathredals in England. One bay of the "Angel Choir," interior, Lincoln Cathedral, Decorated Style.

One Bay

Architecture of Cathredals in England. One bay of the "Angel Choir," interior, Lincoln Cathedral, Decorated…

An oriel is a bay window that projects from an upper floor of a building. This example is from a house on Fifty-Fourth Street in New York. C. C. Haight, Architect.

Oriel

An oriel is a bay window that projects from an upper floor of a building. This example is from a house…

The third and last of the pointed or Gothic styles, also called the Florid style.

Perpendicular Style

The third and last of the pointed or Gothic styles, also called the Florid style.

"A Rose Window is a circular window, divided into compartments by mullions and tracery radiating from a center, also called Catharine wheel and marigold window according to modifications of the design. It forms a fine feature of the church architecture of the 13th and 14th centuries."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Rose Window

"A Rose Window is a circular window, divided into compartments by mullions and tracery radiating from…

A Rose window (or Catherine window) is often used as a generic term applied to a circular window, but is especially used for those found in churches of the Gothic architectural style and being divided into segments by stone mullions and tracery. The name "rose window" was not used before the 17th century and according to the Oxford English Dictionary, among other authorities, comes from the English flower name rose.

Rose Window, Church of St. Ouen, Rouen

A Rose window (or Catherine window) is often used as a generic term applied to a circular window, but…

The frame of a window in which the panes of glass are set.

Sash

The frame of a window in which the panes of glass are set.

A window with sunlight shining through.

Sunlit Window

A window with sunlight shining through.

Architecture of Cathredals in England. French flamboyant tracery at Rouen Cathedral.

Tracery

Architecture of Cathredals in England. French flamboyant tracery at Rouen Cathedral.

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Flowing tracery at Wells Cathedral, Decorated Style.

Tracery

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Flowing tracery at Wells Cathedral, Decorated Style.

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Geometrical tracery at Ripon Cathedral.

Tracery

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Geometrical tracery at Ripon Cathedral.

The window tracery from St. Margaret's Chapel, Herts from fourteenth century. The tracery is fitted with stained windows containing images from the bible or church history.

Gothic Architecture St. Margaret's Chapel Tracery

The window tracery from St. Margaret's Chapel, Herts from fourteenth century. The tracery is fitted…

A Gothic architectural window tracery commonly used during the fourteenth century. These windows were made out of stone, and usually had stained glasses.

Large Gothic Window Tracery

A Gothic architectural window tracery commonly used during the fourteenth century. These windows were…

A Gothic tracery window made of stone, and commonly found in Gothic architecture during the fourteenth century.

Small Gothic Window Tracery

A Gothic tracery window made of stone, and commonly found in Gothic architecture during the fourteenth…

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Two bays of Nave, interior at Winchester Cathedral, Perpendicular Style.

Two Bays

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Two bays of Nave, interior at Winchester Cathedral, Perpendicular…

An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light and air, usually closed by glazed sashes, capable of being opened and shut.

Window

An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light and air, usually closed by glazed sashes,…

Window with the curtain slightly drawn.

Window

Window with the curtain slightly drawn.

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Perpendicular window, West Front at Norwich Cathedral, inserted in a Norman wall.

Window

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Perpendicular window, West Front at Norwich Cathedral, inserted…

A window screen is a metal wire fiberglass; synthetic fiber mesh stretched in a frame of wood or metal which is designed to cover the opening of an open window.

Window Screen Construction

A window screen is a metal wire fiberglass; synthetic fiber mesh stretched in a frame of wood or metal…

A window shade is a specific type of window covering which is made with slats of fabric that adjust by rotation form an open position to a closed position by allowing slats to overlap.

Window Shade Adjuster

A window shade is a specific type of window covering which is made with slats of fabric that adjust…

A window with a hinged sash that swings in or out like a door comprising either a side-hung, top-hung, or occasionally bottom-hung sash or a combination of these types, sometimes with fixed panels on one or more sides of the sash.

Casement Window

A window with a hinged sash that swings in or out like a door comprising either a side-hung, top-hung,…

"The cathedrals of Salisbury, Chichester, Lincoln, and York, Beverley Minster, and Westminster Abbey, contain specimens of Early English windows." —D'Anvers, 1895

Early English window

"The cathedrals of Salisbury, Chichester, Lincoln, and York, Beverley Minster, and Westminster Abbey,…

An outside view of the spherical triangle from a church. The window has three rounded parts in a shape of a triangle.

Gothic Architecture Spherical Triangle Outside Window

An outside view of the spherical triangle from a church. The window has three rounded parts in a shape…

A Gothic architecture oriel window at Cantilupe chantry house from the fourteenth century. An oriel window is a bay window where the window extend out of the wall.

Gothic Oriel Window

A Gothic architecture oriel window at Cantilupe chantry house from the fourteenth century. An oriel…

Gothic architecture is a style of architecture which flourished during the high and late medieval period. It evolved from Romanesque architecture and was succeeded by Renaissance architecture. Its characteristic features include the pointed arch, the ribbed vault and the flying buttress.

Gothic Style Window

Gothic architecture is a style of architecture which flourished during the high and late medieval period.…

Wancet windows from Warmington Church.

Lancet Window

Wancet windows from Warmington Church.

The window from Newarke Gateway at Leicester illustrating typical architectural ornamentation during the fourteenth century. On both sides of the window, there are two faces, a man and a woman on either side.

Newarke Gateway Leicester Window

The window from Newarke Gateway at Leicester illustrating typical architectural ornamentation during…

Norman window

Norman window

Norman window

An illustration of a open single-hung sash window.

Open Single-hung Sash Window

An illustration of a open single-hung sash window.

A stained glass window in the design of a rose.

Rose Window

A stained glass window in the design of a rose.

A circular window, divided into compartments by mullions and tracery radiating from a centre, also called Catharine-wheel, and marigold-window.

Rose Brickwork Window

A circular window, divided into compartments by mullions and tracery radiating from a centre, also called…

Window with a baluster. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture, its period being from the conversion of England to Christianity till the conquest or near it, when Norman architecture began to prevail.

Saxon Architecture Window

Window with a baluster. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture, its…

Two windows together.

Coupled Windows

Two windows together.