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About the Object
A river, the traditional symbol of the voyage between life and death, wends its way to the mountains in this beautiful window. Sunset Scene was one of a number of windows created by Tiffany Studios for Mount Hope Cemetery. It was commissioned by Thomas B. Dunn, a business and community leader who, after making his fortune from the licorice-flavored mouth freshener, Sen Sen, served as State Treasurer and Congressman.
Such an elegant memorial window, installed in a diminutive classical temple, speaks to the high social and economic standing of the deceased. For its long-term protection, the window was removed from its original cemetery location near the corner of Fifth Avenue and Grove Avenue and donated by the Dunn family to the Memorial Art Gallery.
[Gallery label text, 2002]