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Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Elizabeth Southern

Date of birth unknown; d. 1612, Lancaster, England

Elizabeth Southern, like Anne Redfearne, was involved in the Pendle Witch trials in England in 1612. There is still much mystery surrounding their case, which involved the use of witchcraft in the alleged murders of seventeen people in Pendle Forest in Lancashire. Southern, who was eighty years old at the time, died in her prison cell awaiting trial.

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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