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


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.