John La Farge, Peacocks and Peonies, 500 Piece Puzzle
John La Farge (American, 1835–1910), Peacocks and Peonies II, 1882
John La Farge’s stained glass windows reflect the Gilded Age fascination with medieval art and craftsmanship. The industrial revolution had made inexpensive, mass-produced glass available to anyone, but art glass remained an emblem of wealth and good taste. This window and a companion piece were commissioned by Frederick Lothrop Ames, a railroad magnate who had them installed in the vast, baronial hall of his Boston house.
Puzzle size: 18 x 27 in.
Box size: 8⅝ x 10⅝ x 1⅞ in.
Published with the Smithsonian American Art Museum