Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Jane of Sutherland

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

Jane of Sutherland
b. circa 1546, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; d. 1629, Sutherland, Scotland

The correct name of this person is JEAN GORDON.

Jean Gordon, daughter of the earl of Huntly, became a lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1565, despite the fact that her father and two brothers had participated in a rebellion against the queen (the earl died of a stroke on the battlefield, the brothers were executed for treason). Jean married James Hepburn, earl of Bothwell, in 1566, but a few months later applied for divorce when his affair with the queen was exposed. She achieved a happy union in 1573 when she wed Alexander Gordon, earl of Sutherland. After his health failed, Jean assumed management of his estates and established coal mining and the first saltworks in the area.

Related Place Setting

Elizabeth R.

Related Heritage Floor Entries

Anna Sophia
Anne Bacon
Catherine II
Catherine of Aragon
Georgiana Cavendish
Christina of Sweden
Jeanne D'Albret
Elizabeth Danviers
Maria de Coste Blanche
Penette de Guillet
Isabella de Joya Roseres
Maria-Christine de Lalaing
Catherine Fisher
Kenau Hasselaer
Elizabeth Hoby
Isabella of Castile
Jadwiga
Sarah Jennings
Helene Kottauer

Lilliard
Isabella Losa
Elizabeth Lucar
Margaret of Austria
Margaret of Desmond
Margaret of Navarre
Margaret of Scandinavia
Maria Theresa
Mary of Hungary
Gracia Mendesa
Grace O'Malley
Catherine Pavlovna
Elizabeth Petrovna
Philippa of Hainault
Oliva Sabuco
Mary Sidney
Sophia of Mechlenberg
Elizabeth Talbot
Jane Weston

SEARCH