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Magnolias and Irises

Designer:
Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)
Maker:
Tiffany Studios (1902–32)
Date:
ca. 1908
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Leaded Favrile glass
Dimensions:
60 1/4 x 42 in. (153 x 106.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Frank, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.159
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 743
This Tiffany Studios window was designed as a memorial to the Frank family of New York and was originally installed in a mausoleum of a Brooklyn cemetery. The River of Life theme is prevalent in Tiffany landscapes created for memorials. The years between 1900 and 1910 were the height of ecclesiastical window production for Tiffany Studios and figural windows were in high demand. Landscape windows, such as this example, were an appropriate alternative that provided beauty and nature in such scenes.
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