About the Artwork

John La Farge was a prominent figure in the so-called American Renaissance, a late nineteenth-century cultural phenomenon that called for a unification of the arts. An extremely talented artist, La Farge came to be most admired for his work in stained glass, his most sought-after medium in the early 1880s.

This monumental window, depicting the allegorical figure of Architecture, was commissioned by the Philadelphia architect John M. Huston for the stairway landing of his suburban home. Translating into glass a bookplate design by fellow artist Edwin Austin Abbey, La Farge used several innovative techniques in the production of this work. Known for his painterly approach, he used multiple layers of opalescent glass to create naturalistic effects of shading and depth.

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About Our Products

High Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks from the High's collection. We create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
Most of the art reproduced in the High Custom Prints program is a unique offer and not available anywhere else. In addition, new artwork is continually added to our program, so make sure to come back and see our new releases.

Member Discounts

Museum members will receive their member discount for all orders placed through our High Custom Prints store. Simply enter your member id during the checkout process. Once your membership has been validated your discount will be applied.