UNTITLED CYANOTYPE OF FLOWERING VINES.
Vintage cyanotype photograph, circa 1890 - 1900, measuring 8 1/16 x 6 1/8 inches, mounted on light brown board 12 x 10 7/8 inches and stamped signed "Louis C. Tiffany" beneath the image at the lower right corner. Written in pencil on the mount is "24", and there is a small chip to the lower right corner of the board. The reverse of the board is blank. Fine. Item #54431
"Tiffany was America’s design master at the turn of the century. Most people know his lamps, many know his revolutionary and internationally heralded leaded-glass windows, and some know of his mosaics and interior design. But few have any idea that he was also a photographer whose interest in the medium went beyond the help it could be on a practical level and extended to the regions of photographic art. His many subjects included people, plants, boats, and landscapes... The ownership stamp—Louis C. Tiffany—often can be found on the mats around the images, identifying them as photographs taken during his travels as early as the 1870s. As the artist’s photographs grew in quantity, a number was added to the mat for filing purposes, and they were incorporated into a broader collection maintained by his companies. In this way, Tiffany’s personal pictures, impressions always artfully composed, continued to be an essential part of the creative process for decades." Charles Homer Morse Museum of American Art. The majority of Tiffany's surviving photographs are albumen prints.