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A Wooded Landscape in Three Panels

Louis Comfort Tiffanyc. 1905

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

This spectacular window is a unified forest scene spanning three panels. Like a living landscape, during the course of a day the scene changes in appearance, responding to the light surrounding it.

A Wooded Landscape is far more complex than most stained-glass windows, which are pieced together in a process similar to solving a jigsaw puzzle. Instead, by layering different textures, thicknesses, and colors of glass on top of each other within the window—just as an artist might layer paint on a canvas—Louis Comfort Tiffany created subtle color combinations that change with variations in light. During his lifetime, it was said that Tiffany “painted” with glass.

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  • Title: A Wooded Landscape in Three Panels
  • Creator: Louis Comfort Tiffany
  • Date Created: c. 1905
  • Physical Dimensions: w334.2 x h219.7 x d4.4 cm (overall)
  • Credit Line: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, museum purchase funded by the Brown Foundation Accessions Endowment Fund
  • Type: Glasswork
  • External Link: MFAH
  • Medium: Glass, copper-foil, and lead
  • Made by: Tiffany Studios

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