Arts Everyday Living: The Art of the Gilded Age–Grand Mansions, Magnificent Colored Windows

 

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS OF THE GILDED AGE

 

Imagine your home decorated with these two magnificent stained glass windows designed by 19th century American artist John La Farge (1835-1910)! The theme of both works of art is Peonies and Peacocks created for the Boston mansion of  Gilded Age tycoon Frederick Lothrop Ames. They hang today in the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. and the height of each one is over 9 feet.

 

 

John La Farge, Peacocks and Peonies I, 1882, stained glass window, 112 x 51 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., Gift of Henry La Farge, 1936

 

 

John La Farge, Peacocks and Peonies, II, 1882, stained glass window, 112 x 51 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., Gift of Henry A. La Farge, 1936

 

 

 

 

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