Elizabeth R Dinner Plate

Elizabeth R Dinner Plate
Elizabeth R Dinner Plate
Elizabeth R Dinner Plate

Elizabeth R Dinner Plate


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Queen Elizabeth I, or Elizabeth R, was anything but ornamental. Despite her birth being a slight on Henry VIII, who desired a male heir, Elizabeth became one of the greatest rulers of the Western world and one of the most erudite women of the sixteenth century. During her reign, there was an increase in the economic power of England, a decrease in religious strife, and a blossoming of female scholarship (how’s that for a dinner party conversation starter?). Artist Judy Chicago was inspired by paintings of Elizabeth R depicted in regal costumes, and elaborate rugs. While its not yet graced a palace, it could grace your place.

Judy Chicago


The Dinner Party, 1974—79




10.76in diameter


Fine Bone China. Hand wash recommended.

About Judy Chicago

The Trailblazer.

You may know her as a key player in the feminist movement, but Judy Chicago is much, much more. Think innovators and early adopters – then go one step earlier, and you’ll find Chicago. She is a pioneer who sees art as language. And like any language, she believes art can be learned, it must be used and maintained, and it must evolve. Chicago is an artist, author of 14 books, and educator whose work shouts out for women’s rights to freedom of expression. She founded a feminist art and art education program in California in the early 1970s, then created ‘The Dinner Party’: an epic installation now housed at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at New York’s Brooklyn Museum. From 1974 to 1979, she painstakingly arranged the 39 place settings that make up the artwork – places for prehistoric goddesses, women in Christianity and the Reformation, and early revolutionaries such as Virginia Woolf and Georgia O’Keeffe. It’s the ultimate can’t-miss dinner party, and Judy Chicago is the ultimate powerhouse host.

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