Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)
Pastel on buff colored wove paper
20 1/2 x 30 1/4 in. (52.1 x 76.8 cm)
Gift of the family of Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham, 2003
Not on view
Here Tiffany depicted his second wife, Louise, reading on a chaise in his top-floor studio at the 72nd Street and Madison Avenue house, with clusters of three columns and a grand piano in the background. Tufted upholstery in a deep green with gray-blue and greenish yellow velvet pillows are sumptuously rendered in this delicate pastel, a medium that displays Tiffany's dexterity as an artist.
Signature: Signed lower right: Louis C. Tiffany / -88-.
Louis Comfort Tiffany (presumably), to his daughter Dorothy Trimble Tiffany Burlingham (1891-1979), to her daughter Mary Tiffany Burlingham Schmiderer (1917-1974), to her son, Timothy F. Schmiderer, the donor.
Artist: Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)Date: 1922Medium: Watercolor sketching boards with window-shaped mounts with text in graphiteAccession: 1992.67aOn view in:Not on view