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Marguerite-Antoinette Couperin

b. 1705, Paris; d. circa 1778, Paris

French harpsichordist Marguerite-Antoinette Couperin was the first woman to hold the position ordinaire de la musique de la chambre du roi pour le clavecin (court musician to the king of France), a post she assumed in 1730 after her father, François Couperin, retired. In addition to her duties at the royal court, Couperin was harpsichord mistress to the king’s daughters.

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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