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Panel, c. 1908
Richard Beatty Mellon house, Pittsburgh, 1908–1940
Leaded glass
Tiffany Studios, New York City, 1902–33
74 x 35 in.
(85-013)

This richly-colored landscape panel was originally the centerpiece of a ten-panel window designed as a dramatic focus on the landing of a massive marble staircase in the home of Richard B. Mellon (1858–1933). Mellon, a member of the influential banking family, built the sixty-room house in 1908–1909.

The panel depicts a bridge over water with lotus flowers. Poplar trees rise against a distant horizon. Dramatic and peaceful at once, the experience of the window in its original location must have been unforgettable. The house was demolished in 1940, and the window divided into separate sections.

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