Support: Cream(3) Japanese paper
Sheet: 27.7 x 20 cm (10 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.)
Gift of William G. Mather 1950.316
When commissioned in 1901 to make a stained glass window for the Frick office building in Pittsburgh, John La Farge produced this strange design of Fortune balancing precariously on a wheel—an emblem of the fickleness of fortune. The hazy, mysterious handling of the face of the central figure recalls contemporary French Symbolist painters such as Odilon Redon (1840–1916).
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