Young Joseph

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Object Name: 
Stained Glass Window
Young Joseph
Accession Number: 
Overall (with frame) H: 176.5 cm, W: 99 cm
Not on Display
about 1900
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Robert Koch
Primary Description: 
Multi-colored lead glass, opalescent, translucent, transparent, stained, molded, cut, leaded. Large ecclesiastical rectangular panel depicting the figure of Joseph holding a long staff. Upper section hemispherical, depicting wheat sheaves. Wooden frame; five iron rods cross the front of the panel horizontally and are anchored into the frame. The rods are attached to the glass caming with thick wires. Most of the glass sections are flat, particularly on the back side. The main exception are the sections used for Joseph's robe; many of which are very thick, modeled sections, that are almost three-dimensional. On the back side two noticeably thick pieces of glass are two small purple section at Joseph's shoulder (left side, looking at back). Signed at the lower center, right border "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK".
Koch, Robert (1918-2003), Source
Contrasts: A Glass Primer
Museum of Glass 2006-11-10 through 2009-10-11
Reflections on Glass: 20th Century Stained Glass in American Art and Architecture
Gallery of the American Bible Society 2002-11-04 through 2003-04-28
Contrasts: A Glass Primer (2009-03) illustrated, p. 2;
Contrasts: A Glass Primer (2007) illustrated, p. 52; BIB# 100121
On Exhibit (2003-02) illustrated, p. 15;
Art frames light of creation in stained glass on exhibit (2003-01-31) illustrated, p. 14;
Not your average Joe (2002-12-26) illustrated, p. 41;
Reflections on Glass: 20th Century Stained Glass in American art and Architecture (2002) illustrated, p. 38, fig. 15; p. 40, fig. 17; p. 108. fig. 54; p. 174; BIB# 74541
Reflections on Glass (2002) illustrated, p. 2;