Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Design for a rose window

Artist:
Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)
Maker:
Possibly Tiffany Glass Company (1885–92)
Maker:
Possibly Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company (American, 1892–1902)
Maker:
Possibly Tiffany Studios (1902–32)
Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Made in New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, pen, ink, and graphite on white wove paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 13 11/16 x 8 7/8 in. (34.8 x 22.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Walter Hoving and Julia T. Weld Gifts and Dodge Fund, 1967
Accession Number:
67.654.97
Not on view
Purely geometric in design, the windows in this drawing do not feature the scrolls or ornate tracery generally associated with the popular Gothic style. This simplicity may reflect the confines of the client’s budget: the simpler the window, the less the cost. Despite these constraints, this drawing showcases the beauty of Tiffany Studios Favrile glass. The drawing is unusual in that the design purposefully extends beyond the edge of the paper and the windows on the right side are merely suggested with slight sketches in graphite. This drawing may have been used to demonstrate the overall design scheme of the window to a client.
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