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Suggestion for Lamp for Miss H. W. Perkins by the Tiffany Studios

Artist:
Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)
Maker:
Tiffany Studios (1902–32)
Date:
1905–15
Geography:
Made in New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on off-white wove paper
Dimensions:
15 1/16 x 11 9/16 in. (38.3 x 29.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Walter Hoving and Julia T. Weld Gifts and Dodge Fund, 1967
Accession Number:
67.654.2
Not on view
This presentation drawing for a unique lamp commissioned by Miss H. W. Perkins features dogwood flowers, one of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s favorite decorative motifs, also visible in the Dogwood window just outside this gallery. Tiffany once remarked that the white springtime flowers of the dogwood tree “brighten things.” The actual lamp proposed in this drawing is extant in a private collection.
Signature: [recto, lower right]: Louis C. Tiffany

Inscription: [recto, centered below lamp image]: Suggestion for / Lamp / for / Miss H. W. Perkins / by the Tiffany Studios / NYC / Sketch No.1915G / Scale: 3 in. equal 1 ft. 0 in.
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