Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Penette de Guillet

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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

Penette de Guillet
b. circa 1518, Lyon, France; d. 1545, France

The correct spelling of this name is PERNETTE DU GUILLET.

A writer of Neoplatonic and Petrarchan love poems, Pernette du Guillet belonged to a circle of writers in Lyon—a crossroads of humanist learning in the sixteenth century—that included Louise Labé and Maurice Scève. Her works, most of which survive, were published posthumously in a volume entitled Rymes in 1545.

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