Entrance, Farwell Building, Detroit

Louis C. Tiffany American
Tiffany Studios

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Commissioned by the Detroit architects Rogers & Bonnah, Tiffany Studios proposed this ornate, Renaissance-inspired design for the Farwell Building’s bronze entrance. The finished quality of the drawing diminishes from left to right, a technique commonly seen in Tiffany Studios’ design drawings. The single line of blue watercolor in the left door suggests glass, which would allow light into the building’s central lobby. When the building opened in March 1915, newspapers praised Tiffany Studios’ ornament as, “one of the most artistic pieces of designing and workmanship in the country.”

Entrance, Farwell Building, Detroit, Louis C. Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York), Black ink and graphite with watercolor and compass construction on wove paper, mounted on illustration board, American

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