About This Artwork

Mrs. James Ward Thorne
American, 1882-1966

E-3: English Reception Room of the Jacobean Period, 1625-55, c. 1937

Miniature room, mixed media
Interior: 16 1/4 x 24 1/2 x 19 1/4 in. (41.3 x 62.2 x 48.9 cm)
[Scale: 1 inch = 1 foot]

Gift of Mrs. James Ward Thorne, 1941.1188

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.

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