Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Dogwood

Designer:
Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)
Maker:
Tiffany Studios (1902–32)
Date:
ca. 1902–1915
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Leaded Favrile glass
Dimensions:
100 x 56 in. (254 x 142.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank Stanton, in memory of Ruth Stephenson Stanton, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.204
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 743
This window demonstrates Tiffany's true genius in glass. Its asymmetrical composition acknowledges his admiration for Japanese art, but nature was Tiffany's primary inspiration. The window convincingly conveys the appearance of a dogwood tree—the branches and blossoms seen behind a trellis—with a generalized spring landscape beyond. It incorporates a rich assemblage of specially textured and shaded glasses perfected by Tiffany's studios, from fractured, or "confetti," glass to the rippled glass that simulates the texture of the dogwood blossoms. Bicolored, mottled opalescent glass conveys modeling and shadow. To achieve further depth of color, glass plating occurs on the back, sometimes several layers thick.
Signature: [at lower right in black enamel block lettering]: TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK
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