Designed by Louis C. Tiffany American
This window demonstrates Tiffany's true genius in glass. Its asymmetrical composition acknowledges his admiration for Japanese art, but nature was Tiffany's primary inspiration. The window convincingly conveys the appearance of a dogwood tree—the branches and blossoms seen behind a trellis—with a generalized spring landscape beyond. It incorporates a rich assemblage of specially textured and shaded glasses perfected by Tiffany's studios, from fractured, or "confetti," glass to the rippled glass that simulates the texture of the dogwood blossoms. Bicolored, mottled opalescent glass conveys modeling and shadow. To achieve further depth of color, glass plating occurs on the back, sometimes several layers thick.