Style Neo-gothic / Ref.1027
Stained glass window from a chapel with Jesus as central figure
Width: 86'' ⅝ 220cm
Height: 236'' ¼ 600cm
Overall good condition, with restoration of the lead planned. Unfortunately we were unable to salvage the stone frames.
19th century stained glass window from a chapel in Bordeaux signed Mauméjean, Neo-Gothic style. Representing three hieratic standing figures placed on pedestals each in a separate stained glass panel. The central figure is Jesus holding an open Bible and raising his hand as if to preach; on his left stands Mary (or Mary Magdalene?) looking at him in adoration; on his right John the Baptist wearing a simple cloth, holding a bamboo cross with a banner written ECCE HOMO, and pointing towards Jesus. Above these three panels, are three small rosettes, two side by side featuring the faces of angels with colourful wings – one red the other green. Above, the third rosette we see the emblem of the bishop. The colours of the stained glass are strikingly bright, the features have been painted with attention to detail.
Unfortunately we were unable to salvage the stone frame. This stained glass window is one of three – see items # 1028 and 1029.
The Mauméjean stained glass dynasty of Masters
After a dormant century with mediocre productions and the closing of stained glass firms everywhere, the renewed interest for religion and Medieval culture in the 19th century brought about a revival of an art that could have become extinct - and this as early as 1850, with the work of a few masters like Chevenard and Alaux.
Jules Pierre Mauméjean, from Pau the first of the line opened a glass and mosaic workshop in 1867. His three sons, Joseph, Henri and Charles continued and developed the firm. The workshops were in the town of Hendaye, and the central offices in Paris, on rue Bezout. The Mauméjean company participated in all the great exhibitions in France and abroad earning many awards and praise notably at the World’s fairs.
Their work is found in churches and buildings classified as historical landmarks, although many were destroyed because of the war or urban restructuring.
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