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Visited the Thorne Miniature Room Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago today and it was spectacular! Photos don’t do it justice.

Artist: Narcissa Niblack Ward Thorne

1/12 scale

Narcissa Niblack Thorne (May 2, 1882 – June 25, 1966) was an American artist known for her extremely detailed miniature rooms. Her works depict historical interiors from Europe, Asia and North America from the late 13th to the early 20th century.

The Thorne rooms are honored with dedicated exhibits in the Art Institute of Chicago, where a special wing was built to house them, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Knoxville Museum of Art.