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E-3: English Reception Room of the Jacobean Period, 1625-55

Miniature of an ornate room with red walls and white and gold trim, a large fireplace at center, and black and white checkered flooring. Two armchairs flank a window on the left side. Three large painted portraits in golden frames hang on the back wall. There is a small table directly in front of the fireplace.
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  • Miniature of an ornate room with red walls and white and gold trim, a large fireplace at center, and black and white checkered flooring. Two armchairs flank a window on the left side. Three large painted portraits in golden frames hang on the back wall. There is a small table directly in front of the fireplace.

Date:

c. 1937

Artist:

Designed by Narcissa Niblack Thorne
American, 1882-1966

About this artwork

In this English reception room of the Jacobean Period (1625-55) Italian Renaissance architecture and the contemporary fashion for Baroque ornamentation are the major influences. Here, Mrs. Thorne drew on two lavish rooms at Wilton, the magnificent house designed for Philip Herbert, fourth Earl of Pembroke.

Status

On View, Gallery 11

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Narcissa Niblack Thorne (Designer)

Title

E-3: English Reception Room of the Jacobean Period, 1625-55

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1932–1937

Medium

Miniature room, mixed media

Dimensions

Interior: 16 1/4 × 24 1/2 × 19 1/4 in. (41.3 × 62.2 × 48.9 cm) [Scale: 1 inch = 1 foot]

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James Ward Thorne

Reference Number

1941.1188

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