Style Neo-gothic / Ref.2516
"The hunt", large historic stained glass by Mauméjean Brothers
Width: 91'' ⅜ 232cm
Height: 99'' ⅝ 253cm
Signed : “STE AME MAUMEJEAN FRES PARIS HENDAYE”.
In very good condition.
This large Neo-Gothic style stained glass window represents a great hunting scene with two men on their horses, hunting deers. Both men, wealthy squires, wear medieval costumes, as embroidered tunic, plumed hat and long spurs. One men is trying to pierce a deer with his spear. On the front of the scene, a crouched page is holding two menacing-looking dogs with a leash. At left, a third dog is about to stop the escape of a deer. This stained glass is of high artistic quality, thanks to the many details in the drawing. Thus one distinctly sees the beards and wrinkles of the squires or the fine embroidery of the red tunic. Similarly, the bright colors demonstrate a deep knowledge of production techniques.
Pierre-Jules Mauméjean was born in Pau in 1837. He creates a workshop of stained glass and mosaics there in 1860. Really renowned, he founded many workshops in the south of France but also in Spain, Madrid, Barcelona and San Sebastian. After the death of Jules-Pierre, the company was expanded by his three sons, Joseph, Henry and Charles, under the name "SA Mauméjean Brothers." So, we might date the creation of this stained glass to that time, after 1909. The workshops set up in Hendaye were managed by Joseph, while Henri was in charge of Spanish workshops and Charles of those in the north, notably Paris. The workshops in Hendaye were destroyed first in 1927 and again in 1936, marking the end of this workshop.
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