Landscape Window

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Object Name: 
Landscape Window
Accession Number: 
81.4.168
Dimensions: 
Glass H: 208.5 cm, W: 74 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1905-1915
Credit Line: 
Gift of Michael Cronin and Seymour Koehl
Web Description: 
The Tiffany Studios in Corona, Long Island, produced hundreds of stained glass windows. Although the majority of these windows depicted religious themes (since churches were Louis Comfort Tiffany’s most regular clients), the landscape windows best illustrate Tiffany’s range as a stained glass designer. In his landscape windows, Tiffany further defined his ideas for an American Art Nouveau style, using nature as his guide in the creation of original compositions in subtle and shifting colors. The original location of this window is unknown, but it may have been commissioned for a private residence.
Department: 
Series: 
Landscape Window
Provenance: 
Koehl, Seymour, Source
1981-12-16
Cronin, Michael, Source
1981-12-16
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless, multi-colored transparent and translucent non-lead glasses; blown and rolled sheet glass (rippled, mottled, striated, opalescent), cut, assembled with combination of lead cane and copper foil, layered, some patination of lead and foil. Narrow rectangular comprised of three squarish panels (of different dimensions) stacked vertically depicting: foreground rocks, blades of grasses, a small pool of water cut from rippled glass (front lower left corner), branches of a yellow and ambering flowering bush (extending from left and right sides at mid-section), partial view of a large tree with thick trunk and overhanging branches (entire front left side and covering 3/4 of top panel), middle ground; unsigned.
Masterpieces of American Glass
Venue(s)
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
The Art of Tiffany (2002) illustrated, p. 71; BIB# 82637
Louis Comfort Tiffany (2001) illustrated, pp. 119, 314; BIB# 69821
1999 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook: Nature of America (1999) illustrated, p. 43, center; BIB# 63171
Our Christian Heritage in Art (1999) p. 177; BIB# 59479
Art You Can See Through. The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) p. 15;
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 51, 94, pl. 82; BIB# 33046
The Art of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1989) illustrated, p.71; BIB# 33452
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 263; BIB# 22375
Recent Important Acquisitions, 24 (1982) illustrated, p. 106, #55; BIB# AI9252
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1981 (1982) illustrated, pp. 4, 7;
Tiffany piece la Lumiere (1966) p. 82;