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Louis Comfort Tiffany scrapbook, 1902-1918

Louis Comfort Tiffany scrapbook, 1902-1918

Tiffany, Louis Comfort, 1848-1933

Muralist, Sculptor, Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 1 v. (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: A scrapbook containing printed material and photographs concerning Tiffany's work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, craftsman; New York City and Oyster Bay, N.Y. Was the son of the founder of Tiffany and Company jewelry firm of which he was vice president and director. Was also president and art director of Tiffany Studios, which produced Tiffany Favrile glass that he originated. In 1918 he established the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation for art students at Oyster Bay Long Island.

Provenance

Lent 1988 by Henry Platt, great-grandson of Tiffany. The scrapbook was compiled by an employee of the firm in 1919 and given to Tiffany as a gesture of affection by the employee.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Henry B. Platt, after microfilming.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 4022 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Louis Comfort Tiffany scrapbook, 1902-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.