(American, New York, 1902–1932)
Plain silk velvet stencilled with vegetable dyes
Overall: 11.7 x 34.3 cm (4 5/8 x 13 1/2 in.); Mounted: 18.7 x 41.3 cm (7 3/8 x 16 1/4 in.)
Gift of Joseph F. Sindelar 1948.101
This dragonfly design for a stenciled velvet fabric was likely used for drapery material.
Textiles formed a large part of Louis Comfort Tiffany's artistic production, especially since he used many of them in his designs for artistic interiors. His clients included many society notables, institutions, churches, and even the White House. Tiffany employed many women artisans in his business, including Dorothy Marshall Hornblower, who oversaw the textile department and likely designed this ethereal Art Nouveau pattern.
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