Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Marguerite-Louise Couperin

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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

Marguerite-Louise Couperin
b. 1675/76 or 1678/79, Paris; d. 1728, Versailles

Marguerite-Louise Couperin, a French singer and harpsichordist, came from a family with prolific musical talents. The Frenchman Évrard Titon du Tillet, in his 1732 book Le Parnasse françois, describes her as "one of the most celebrated musicians of our time, who sang with admirable taste and who played the harpsichord perfectly."

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