CONTEXT

February 18, 2012

Signed, LCT

Filed under: Uncategorized — jchatoff @ 12:27 am
Tags: , ,

To commemorate Louis Comfort Tiffany’s birth on this date in 1848, take a virtual tour of Haworth House, the largest collection of Tiffany in Europe. Below, a Tiffany stained glass mural at Yale, entitled Education. 

Yale, btw, was worried about  the window during student protests in the spring of 1970, so the art department was charged with crating and storing it until things settled down. When they went to retrieve it later, it wasn’t there. More months passed and a student happened to notice it behind a curtain in its original position.  Not only had the Tiffany window not been protected, the windows sent to storage in its place had disappeared – either lost or stolen. All the details here.

Advertisements

3 Comments »

  1. Great humanistic story. I always think it’s strange when I visit a small town in Northern Wisconsin (Rhinelander)and I can look out of my motel window and see a glowing Tiffany dome at night.It’s a great life when you never know what to expect or where you’ll find a treasure of one sort or another.

    Comment by Carol — February 18, 2012 @ 12:29 pm | Reply

  2. Funny story and beautiful glass wwow.

    Comment by avery zia — February 19, 2012 @ 8:41 pm | Reply

  3. I love tiffany glass!!

    Comment by ninachat — February 20, 2012 @ 1:20 pm | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.