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  • Louise Tiffany, Reading, 1888
    Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933)
    Pastel on buff–colored wove paper; 20 1/2 x 30 1/4 in. (52.1 x 76.8 cm)
    Partial and Promised Gift of the family of Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham, 2003 (2003.606)

    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.

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  • Louise Tiffany, Reading, 1888
    Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933)
    Pastel on buff-colored wove paper; 20 1/2 x 30 1/4 in. (52.1 x 76.8 cm)
    Partial and Promised Gift of the family of Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham, 2003 (2003.606)

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