Designed by Louis C. Tiffany American
Tiffany Studios

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 743

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.

Dogwood, Designed by Louis C. Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York), Leaded Favrile glass, American

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.