Stained Glass Bord De Mer Henri Rapin
Stained glass stained glass, seaside commissioned by Louis Fricotelle industrial and art lover around 1910 from the decorator Henri Rapin.
Henri Rapin (1873-1939) is an artist representative of the figure of the artist-decorator from the beginning of the Twentieth century.
In the 1930s, he was asked by Prince Asaka to decorate the interior of his palace in Tokyo (which subsequently became the residence of the Japanese Prime Minister, today the Teien Museum of Decorative Arts). Henri Rapin worked there among others with Max Ingrand, René Lalique and Raymond Subes. Among the works of Henri Rapin, we can cite the Villa Caruhel (Etables sur Mer, Côtes d'Armor): an Art Deco hymn to the ocean, born from the meeting between Henri Rapin and Louis Fricatelle.
We see through this stained glass a spirit of transition between Art Nouveau and Art Deco with an influence of Fauvism in the choice of colors. Henri Rapin was initiated into the art of stained glass by Eugène Grasset. This stained glass window was certainly executed by the Gaudin workshop (Félix then Jean) with which Henri Rapin worked.