The Art Work of Louis C. Tiffany

The Art Work of Louis C. Tiffany, cover
Adoption Amount: $2,100
Category: Preserve for the Future
Location: American Art and Portrait Gallery Library

The Art work of Louis C. Tiffany

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page, & Company, 1914.

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was one of the most celebrated designers at the turn of the 20th century, known for his metal and glass work. But Tiffany was also a notable artist, who created beautiful drawings and paintings as well as three-dimensional works. This richly illustrated biographical account features the portraits and landscapes Tiffany painted as he traveled the world. It includes drawings and photographs relating to every aspect of his artistic career, from stained glass and jewelry to vases and textiles. The cover is especially eye-catching with a pattern of gold embossed squares. This Smithsonian Libraries' copy is personally inscribed by Tiffany to the Smithsonian Institution United States National Museum in 1917, numbered 366 of only 502 printed.

Condition and Treatment: 

This is an early-20th century limited-edition volume, signed by Louis C. Tiffany. The cover is embossed gilt paperboard. The text is interspersed with tipped-in printed color plates. The first section is detached. The gutter and spine support attaching the cover are tearing.  Conservators will repair the broken front gutter. The sewing will be repaired. An acid-free custom enclosure will be created to house this valuable item.

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