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Sunset Scene

After 1915
53 1/4 x 23 1/4 x 1 3/16 in. (135.3 x 59.1 x 3 cm)

Tiffany Studios
American

Object Type: Glass
Medium and Support: Glass and lead
Credit Line: Given in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Dunn by their family
Accession Number: 1993.28
Location: Currently on view
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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]

Marks
Artist's signature, lower right: Louis C. Tiffany NY


Provenance
Commissioned by Mr. Thomas B. Dunn for the Dunn family mausoleum in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY, ca. 1915; removed to protect it from vandalism and given to the Gallery by the family in 1993.

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