Friday, 27 January 2012
Stained glass windows by Tiffany
I love all stained glass, I think, ancient, modern and in between. The window shown on this postcard dates from 1909 and was designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, and American artist well known for his stained glass. This is one of four pairs of windows in the Union Church of Proctor, Vermont. It is a memorial to Redfield Proctor and is titled "Summer". The other three are Spring, Autumn and Winter and are dedicated to Minnie Proctor, Fletcher proctor and Mr & Mrs Redfield Proctor, Jr.
Louis Tiffany started out as a painter and then went into interior design before concentrating on glass making. In 1902 he became design director for his father's company, Tiffany & Co. A large and comprehensive collection of his work can be seen in Florida, at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Outside the USA, the largest public collection of his work can be seen in the Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington, Lancashire, in the UK. The collection was presented to the town by Joseph Briggs who had once worked for Tiffany's.
This is a post for Postcard Friendship Friday hosted on Beth Niquette's blog The Best Hearts are Crunchy.