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Louis Comfort Tiffany

[American Art Nouveau Stained Glass Artist, 1848-1933]

• Relationships: Louis Comfort Tiffany founded the Tiffany Glass Company, which no longer exists, in 1885.
His father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, had previously founded the famous Tiffany & Co. jewellery store, in 1837.
Studied under Samuel Colman and George Inness.
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    Louis Comfort Tiffany Works Online    
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Original works by Louis Comfort Tiffany available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
 
 
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteLouis Comfort Tiffany at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
12 objects manufactured by Tiffany & Company

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
2 works online

Notable SiteMorse Museum of American Art, Florida
Museum has a comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, although only a few are viewable online

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
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Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay Collection Database, Paris
7 works by Louis Comfort Tiffany online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
15 works online when last checked

Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania
2 vases by Tiffany

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Angel of Faith, ca.1909

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
River of Life, ca.1909

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
5 works online

Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
Window Panel: Vase with Flowers, ca.1885

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Connecticut
The Jewels of Louis Comfort Tiffany

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Works by Tiffany Studios and by Louis Comfort Tiffany

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
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Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. Vase

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
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Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. Vase

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
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Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. Vase

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
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Tiffany & Co. Vase and Dedication Medallion

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Objects by Louis Comfort Tiffany

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Objects by Tiffany & Co.

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
13 works online

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
Many works by Louis Comfort Tiffany as well as various Tiffany studios

DePaul University Museum, Chicago
The Good Shepherd, stained glass, ca.1900

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington, England
Museum has a substantial collection of Tiffany Art Nouveau on permanent display

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Lightner Museum, St. Augustine, Florida
Dragonfly lamp, from Tiffany Studios

Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages, Stony Brook, New York
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3 paintings online

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
2 stained glass windows and several decorative objects created by L.C. Tiffany and by Tiffany Studios

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
3 vases and a lamp designed by L.C. Tiffany

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
The Reaper, ca.1879-1881

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Jack-in-the-pulpit, vase

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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4 works by Louis Comfort Tiffany online

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Queens Museum of Art, New York
Selections from the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Art

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England
Vase

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England
Lampshade

Louis Comfort Tiffany at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Louis Comfort Tiffany at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Huntington Library, California

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland
Works by Louis Comfort Tiffany

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland
Works by Tiffany and Company

Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
A necklace under the "Decorative Arts" category and a vase under the "Glass" category

University of Kentucky Art Museum
Floraform Vase
Table Lamp


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Punch Bowl with Three Ladles, 1900

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Peacock Lamp, ca.1898-1900

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Tri-Fold Screen, ca.1881

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

 
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums

La Fayette Database of American Art in French National Collections

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

 
Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Fairfield Auction, Newtown, Connecticut -- Highlights of Past Sales
Scroll down for a half-dozen or so Tiffany vases and other items

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteLouis Comfort Tiffany in the Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project   NEW!
Autumn Landscape (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Notable SiteStained Glass Photography
13 photographs of Tiffany windows

Notable SiteLouis Comfort Tiffany at The Athenaeum
8 works online

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)
2 stained glass works from Tiffany Studios

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)
2 stained glass works

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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California State University WorldImages Database

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
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Stained glass window depicting John the Baptist

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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Louis Comfort Tiffany  
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Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"The Taste for Tiffany Lamps" (2002)

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"Highlights: Bejewelled by Tiffany" (2006)

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall"

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls: The Women of Tiffany Studios" (2007)

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
Siegfried Bing and L.C. Tiffany: Entrepreneurs of Style

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Resource Library Magazine

The Magazine Antiques
"Red, white, and Tiffany blue"

 
Multimedia:
Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"Louis Comfort Tiffany Oil Painting"

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"Tiffany Studios Spanish Pattern Desk Set"

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"Tiffany Studios 'Saxifrage' Candlestick, ca.1905"


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Louis Comfort Tiffany at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


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Tiffany


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Tiffany Stained Glass Windows


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Tiffany-Style Stained Glass Lampshades


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Louis Comfort Tiffany At Tiffany & Co.


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Paulding Farnham: Tiffany's Lost Genius


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Tiffany's 20th Century


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Tiffany Jewels


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Magnificent Tiffany Silver


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Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany


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Tiffany Silver Flatware: 1845-1905 When Dining Was an Art


 
 
 
 
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L.C. Tiffany: Butterfly Window
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L.C. Tiffany: Landscape with Hollyhocks
Landscape with Hollyhocks

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L.C. Tiffany: Clematis Skylight
Clematis Skylight

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