Design for chancel of Christ Church, Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Jacob Holzer (1858–1938)
Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company (American, 1892–1902)
Made in New York, United States
Watercolor, gum Arabic, gouache and graphite on tissue or tracing paper mounted on board
27 x 18 3/4 in. (68.6 x 47.6 cm)
Purchase, Walter Hoving and Julia T. Weld Gifts and Dodge Fund, 1967
Not on view
This rendering of a scheme suggested for Christ Church, Brooklyn, shows the firm's skillful interpretation of Gothic forms--from architectural features, such as groin vaults and clerestory, to decorative elements, including pointed arches, elaborate tracery, and stained-glass medallion and lancet windows. The drawing is signed by J. A. Holzer, who, in his capacity as designer for ecclesiastical projects, created some of the firm's most splendid interiors during the 1890s.
Signature: [recto, lower right in stickwork]: J.A. Holzer
Inscription: [information from MMA catalogue card, because matt containing information was removed]: Scheme for decoration of the Chancel, Christ Church, Brooklyn, New York.
Artist: Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)Date: ca. 1904–11Medium: Gouache and watercolor on transparent paper over photograph collage (probably gelatin silver print) mounted on artist’s board with graphite; original matAccession: 67.654.313a, bOn view in:Gallery 743