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Hibiscus and Parrots

Designer:
Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)
Maker:
Tiffany Studios (1902–32)
Date:
ca. 1910–20
Geography:
Made in Queens, New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Leaded Favrile glass
Dimensions:
26 x 17 3/4 in. (66 x 45.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Earl and Lucille Sydnor, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.315
Not on view
This vibrant window of hibiscus and parrots reveals Tiffany's brilliant use of color and texture. Shading within the glass creates form for the birds' heads, and the mixed blues and greens produce their dramatic plumage, with the tail feathers given greater realism through the texture of the glass. Tiffany's distinctive mottled glass gives the impression of sunlight filtered through the foliage. The window's small size and secular subject suggest that it was intended for a domestic setting.
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