Munich-style stained glass was produced in the Royal Bavarian Stained Glass Manufactory, Munich, in the mid-19th century.
King Ludwig I of Bavaria planned for the first time in Continental Europe the revival of the art of stained glass and established in 1827 the “Königliche Glasmalereianstalt” / “Royal Stained Glass Establishment”. Sigmund Frank, Max Emanuel Ainmiller and Heinrich Maria Hess were entrusted by the King to bring stained glass back to life. They succeeded to develop the Royal Institute to the highest levels. Stained glass windows were designed, fabricated and installed for the Cathedrals of Regensburg and Cologne in Germany, of Glasgow in Scotland, of St. Petersburg in Russia and many others.
The Royal Stained Glass Establishment laid the foundation for Munich as a center for stained glass design and fabrication in the 19th and early 20’s Centuries. Around 1900 some 13 stained glass studios worked in Munich. Franz Mayer of Munich (with approximately 350) and F.X. Zettler (with some 250 employees) were the largest and the best known studios internationally.
Read more about Munich-style Stained Glass: Franz Mayer of Munich / Mayer’sche Hofkunstanstalt - F.X. Zettler, The Munich Style, Environment and Context, Characteristics and Features of The Munich Style, Rediscovery and Revival of Munich Style Windows, Restoration Work
... Restoration and reconstruction of historic stained glass and mosaics was always an important field of work in the Mayer studios ... restored and preserved major projects of medieval stained glass and Roman mosaics as well as works of later periods ... “Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi” (similar to the Census of American stained glass) the methods of the restoration work have been defined and researched ...
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