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Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Eleanor Butler

b. 1739, Woodstock, Ireland; d. 1829, Llangollen, Wales

Eleanor Butler and her companion Sarah Ponsonby were known as the “Ladies of Llangollen.” Named after the Welsh town where the two lived together in a Gothic home, the Ladies spent their time reading, learning foreign languages, gardening, and entertaining their accomplished friends. Their relationship was written about and mythologized by numerous authors, including Anna Seward, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Kenneth Burke.

Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). <em>The Dinner Party</em> (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
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

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