Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Charlotte Guest

signature image

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

Charlotte Guest
b. 1812, Lincolnshire, England; d. 1895, London

Lady Charlotte Guest translated the Mabinogion, a collection of medieval tales dealing with Celtic myths and legends, from Welsh into English in 1849. She took an interest in the local ironworks in South Wales, where she lived after her marriage to John Guest, as well as the modernization of schools and the promotion of adult education. Following the death of her husband in 1852, she took charge of the Dowlais Iron Works, a vast industrial enterprise supplying rails to railroads around the world. With her second husband, Charles Schreiber, she became a passionate collector of ceramics, fans, and playing cards. The Schreiber Collection is currently housed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Related Place Setting

Elizabeth Blackwell

Related Heritage Floor Entries

Elizabeth Anderson
Clara Barton
Marianne Beth
Emily Blackwell
Sophie Blanchard
Marie Bovin
Edith Cavell
Marie Curie
Babe Didrikson
Marie Duges
Marie Durocher
Amelia Earhart
Emily Faithful
Althea Gibson
Salomée Halpir
Jane Harrison
Sophia Heath
Marie Heim-Vögtlin
Sonja Henie
Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead
Irene Joliot-Curie

Elin Kallio
Betsy Kjelsberg
Sofia Kovalevskaya
Marie la Chapelle
Rebecca Lee
Belva Lockwood
Madame A. Milliat
Margaret Murray
Florence Nightingale
Emmy Noether
Susan la Flesche Piccotte
Marie Popelin
Clemence Royer
Anna Schabanoff
Emilie Snethlage
Miranda Stuart
Amelia Villa
Dorothea von Rodde
Mary Walker
Nathalie Zand

SEARCH