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Louise Tiffany, Reading

Artist:
Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)
Date:
1888
Medium:
Pastel on buff colored wove paper
Dimensions:
20 1/2 x 30 1/4 in. (52.1 x 76.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of the family of Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.606
Not on view
Here Tiffany depicted his second wife, Louise, reading on a chaise in his top-floor studio at the 72nd Street and Madison Avenue house, with clusters of three columns and a grand piano in the background. Tufted upholstery in a deep green with gray-blue and greenish yellow velvet pillows are sumptuously rendered in this delicate pastel, a medium that displays Tiffany's dexterity as an artist.
Signature: Signed lower right: Louis C. Tiffany / -88-.
Louis Comfort Tiffany (presumably), to his daughter Dorothy Trimble Tiffany Burlingham (1891-1979), to her daughter Mary Tiffany Burlingham Schmiderer (1917-1974), to her son, Timothy F. Schmiderer, the donor.
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