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Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Sophie de Condorcet

b. 1764, Meulan, near Paris; d. 1822, Paris

Sophie de Condorcet was a feminist intellectual who espoused ideas about gender equality during the French Revolution. She and her husband collaborated on a number of works in which they argued that there is no biological basis for assigning men and women different roles in separate social spheres. Outside of her collaborations with her husband, Condorcet’s translation of Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments (1798) was one of her most significant achievements.

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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