Hinds House Window

Hinds House Window

c. 1900

Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co.

(American, 1892-1900)

maker

Leaded glass

Unframed: 227.3 x 114.3 cm (89 1/2 x 45 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Robert M. Fallon 1966.432

Fun Fact

This vibrant and richly colored stained glass window incorporates a technique that layered colors, producing shadows and creating a multidimensional quality. Most noticeable in the lush landscape depicted in the central pane, this technique was used to great effect by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his workshop, thereby popularizing and establishing the technique as a hallmark of the artist's style.

Description

This window was commissioned for the Howell Hinds house, built in 1898. Located at 2200 Overlook Road in Cleveland, Ohio, the house was demolished in 1930 in a similar fate as other nearby estates.

Photographs of the house show both the window in the drawing room and the opulent interiors Tiffany designed for the library and dining room. A sketch of the floor plan illustrates the relationship of the drawing room and the window to the overall design of the house.

The window was a gift to the museum from Mrs. Robert M. Fallon (formerly Alice W. Hinds, 1893–1967), the daughter of Howell Hinds and Nellie Price Hinds. A 1910 graduate of Hathaway Brown School, Mrs. Fallon was a member of the Cleveland Museum of Art as well as the Cleveland Music School Settlement and the Musical Arts Association, the governing body of the Cleveland Orchestra.

Video

A Gem-like Effect
Louis Comfort Tiffany and John LaFarge
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See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Glass
Medium: 
Leaded glass

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