2021 10 18 – 2021 11 25
LaFarge, Tiffany & Lamb : American stained glass
print gallery


SAL record control number: 87771 ;

Record level: Listing ;

Record type: Exhibitions ;

Exhibition type: Art collection ;



Title: La Farge, Tiffany & Lamb : American Stained Glass ;

Begin Date: October 18, 2021 ;
End Date: November 25, 2021 ;

Exhibition hours:
Monday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Tuesday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Wednesday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Thursday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Friday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Location: Salmagundi townhouse, print gallery ;

Admission: This show is FREE and open to the public ;

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The history of American stained glass is intrinsically linked with three names LaFarge, Tiffany and Lamb.  While most are familiar with Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) [RA 1901-1933] thanks to the artist’s family of jewelers and decorative designers, fewer are familiar with LaFarge and even less with Lamb.  John LaFarge (1835-1910) [RA 1910] was a painter and stained glass innovator who shared with his young friend Louis Comfort Tiffany his secrets to his unique stained glass production methods.  The young and eager Tiffany used this knowledge to help build his empire, much to LaFarge’s chagrin.  Lamb, America’s oldest continuous stained glass studio was began before both Tiffany and LaFarge’s glass studios by brothers Joseph Lamb (1833–1898) and Richard Lamb (1836–1909).  Several important artists creating stained glass for J&R Lamb Studios included painters and stained glass designers Frederick Stymetz Lamb (1862-1928) [NM], Ella Condie Lamb (1862-1936) [NM] and Katharine Lamb Tait (1895-1981) [NM].  All three people and company’s share another important nexus, Salmagundi.  Tiffany became a resident member of the club in 1901, LaFarge in 1910 and Adrian Stymetz Lamb, son of stained glass designer Frederick Stymetz Lamb (1862-1928) in 1939.

Beginning October 18 and continuing to November 25, 2021 Salmagundi is proud to present LaFarge, Tiffany & Lamb : American stained glass.  The show coincides with Lamb Studios design and production of a new set of stained glass windows for the Salmagundi library in honor of  our 150th anniversary year.

In the exhibition, members of the public can view Salmagundi’s stained glass windows installed in our dining hall, including ones from Tiffany in his iconic iris motif, one from LaFarge depicting a young woman in his signature style, a Frederick Stymetz Lamb panel with a portrait of a man [possibly Shakespeare] as well as others.  The small panels all date from around ca.1900-ca.1910.  Other works displayed will be several translucent small reproduction Lamb windows, LaFarge window rubbings, Tiffany window rubbings, Lamb design drawings from various eras, educational displays discussing the stained glass process and insight into what makes a LaFarge or Tiffany window.

Two lectures are planned with the show including a talk by Lamb Studios on their work and process as well as another lecture by a Tiffany expert that will shed light on the icon’s glass works.



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May 21, 2021

Last updated: September 25, 2021 at 20:51 pm