Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Janet Polsky

Merry Old England

Merry Old England

Janet Polsky. Merry Old England, 2007.

Description:
Before the reign of King Henry VIII (I509- 1547), England was a Catholic nation where divorce was not an option for anyone. A man who tired of his wife would take her down to the livestock marketplace and auction her off. "Who'll buy my cow?" he would chant and this powerless piece of property would go to the highest bidder.

Medium:
Sculpture

Tags:
Anglican, Catholic, England, auction, home life, inequality, marriage

Images
Homage to HumanityWomen as CaryatidsMerry Old EnglandWe are Never Quite Good Enough!Church Sanctioned Same-Sex Marriages

Location
Boynton Beach, FL
United States

Contact
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