The design on this 100% linen tea towel has been pulled from Caroline Herschel's place setting in Judy Chicago's seminal feminist artwork "The Dinner Party."
Caroline Herschel (1750–1848) was a German astronomer who discovered several comets, one of which bears her name. She was the first woman to receive a salary as a scientist, the first woman to hold an official government position in England, the first woman to be awarded a Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, and the first woman (jointly with Mary Somerville in 1835) to be named an Honorary Member of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Judy Chicago is an artist, author of fourteen books, educator, and humanist whose work and life are models for an enlarged definition of art, an expanded role for the artist, and women's rights to freedom of expression. Chicago is well-known for her role in creating a feminist art and art education program in California during the early 1970s and for her monumental work "The Dinner Party" (1974–1979), which is now housed at the Brooklyn Museum.
19.3" x 26" (50cm x 67cm)
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