Louis Comfort Tiffany’s (American, 1848–1933) Magnolias and Irises
(ca. 1908) window in the Museum’s American Wing gloriously illustrates how he “painted” with his opalescent Favrile glass. Our carefully scaled oblong scarf presents a detail from this luminous masterpiece.
Silk chiffon. Imported. 64'' x 18''.
- Silk chiffon
- 64'' x 18''
- Oblong scarf
Art HistoryLouis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), one of America’s most noted decorative artists, began his career as a painter but moved quickly to interior decoration and leaded- glass windows. Using his innovative opalescent Favrile glass, Louis Comfort Tiffany achieved pictorial effects of unsurpassed subtlety and beauty. In his window Magnolias and Irises (ca. 1908), Louis Comfort Tiffany employed a well- known motif, the River of Life, with delicately rendered irises and magnolia blossoms framing a winding river in distant hills.