Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Agnes Waterhouse

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Agnes Waterhouse
b. circa 1503, England; d. 1566, Chelmsford, England

Agnes Waterhouse was put on trial in Chelmsford, England, in 1566 for using witchcraft to cause illness; her eighteen-year-old daughter Joan was accused of the same crime. Joan testified against her in order to save herself and Agnes was hanged, becoming the first woman executed for witchcraft in England.

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