Nicolas Coffetier (1821 Gorze, Moselle-1884... - Lot 215 - Thierry de Maigret

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Nicolas Coffetier (1821 Gorze, Moselle-1884... - Lot 215 - Thierry de Maigret
Nicolas Coffetier (1821 Gorze, Moselle-1884 died in Paris) "Sainte Clotilde" stained glass window in grisaille, silver yellow, enamels depicting the saint crowned and haloed, in her right hand she holds a scepter, in her left hand a basilica, perhaps that of Saint Germain d'Auxerre? By N. Coffetier 19th century; (a break at the left hip) H. 90 cm L. 45 cm. Saint Clotilde (474 or 475 - around 545 in Tours) Queen of the Franks when she married Clovis. Canonized around 560 by Pope Pelagius I. Since 1994, she has been the patron saint of the French Army's Light Aviation. The Notre Dame church in Sablé-sur-Sarthe features a stained-glass window by C. Champigneulle, very similar to our own. Nicolas Coffetier was a French glass painter. His master was Maréchal de Metz. He exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1854. He designed numerous stained glass windows with Ch. Champigneulle, particularly in Bayeux, and restored some in Chartres, Bourges and Reims. He is best known for creating the stained-glass window "Des prophètes & des sibylles annonçant la venue du règne nouveau" in Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, in 1884. Bibliography: "Bénézit 1976 T.3
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