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Design for carp window

Artist:
Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)
Maker:
Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company (American, 1892–1902)
Date:
ca. 1895–1900
Geography:
Made in New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on buff-colored wove paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 x 10 15/16 in. (22.1 x 27.8 cm) Other (Design): 4 3/8 x 5 7/8 in. (11.1 x 15 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Walter Hoving and Julia T. Weld Gifts and Dodge Fund, 1967
Accession Number:
67.654.224
Not on view
Several of Tiffany's early windows incorporate fish, often with the swirling water rendered in both lead lines and striations in the glass. The carp and the asymmetrical composition recall Japanese art, and the sinuous curves of the frothy rippling water suggest elements of Art Nouveau.
Inscription: [recto, in red]: #730
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