DescriptionLouis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) designed the leaded-glass window Magnolias and Irises as a memorial to the Frank family of New York. Delicately rendered irises and magnolia blossoms form a frame in the foreground with a winding river disappearing into distant hills in the background. Our captivating scarf design showcases the luminous magnolia blossoms from the original window in the Museum’s collection.
Silk crêpe de chine. Imported. 64'' x 18''.
- Silk crêpe de chine
- 64'' x 18''
Art HistoryA master of many media, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) was one of America’s most noted decorative artists at the turn of the twentieth century. Son of the founder of the silver and jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. of New York, Louis C. Tiffany began his career as a painter but moved quickly to interior decoration and leaded-glass windows, creating revolutionary types of opalescent glass that radiated especially deep, vibrant hues. Using variations in color and thickness of glass, he achieved pictorial effects of unsurpassed subtlety and beauty. In the early 1890s, Louis Comfort Tiffany developed a method of blending different colors together in glass while it was in a molten state, thus achieving subtle effects of shading and texture. He called this type of glass, which was often noted for its iridescence, Favrile glass (from fabrile, and Old English word meaning “hand-wrought”).