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American Paintings and Sculpture
Artist: Louis Comfort Tiffany, American, 1848–1933

A Corner of the 72nd Street Studio

1896

Oil on canvas

30 1/4 × 12 1/8 in. (76.8 × 30.8 cm)
Gift of Louis Tiffany Lusk, B.A. 1929
1955.13.1

This painting reveals an intriguing view of the studio that Louis Comfort Tiffany designed for his family’s lavish home in New York. An awestruck visitor described a “room so enormous it seemed … immeasurable. Colored lustres shed a soft, flowerlike light through the gloom… . A black fireplace in the middle of the room had four colossal hearths … [and] the chimney went up and up forever.” At the lower left, the artist’s wife, Louise, sits before one of the hearths, whose light appears almost to engulf her.

Geography: 
Made in United States
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Bibliography: 

Margot Brandlhuber and Michael Buhrs, eds., In The Temple of The Self : the artist’s residence as a total work of art : Europe and America 1800–1948 (Ostfildern: Villa Stuck, 2013), 131, fig. 18.

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