Michael Gaudio, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History, University of Minnesota
Between 1630 and the early 1640s, at the estate of Little Gidding in Huntingdonshire, Mary and Anna Collet and their sisters created a remarkable series of illustrated biblical harmonies composed of words and images cut and pasted from the King James Bible and from Catholic religious prints. Made by Protestant needle workers wielding scissors and knives, these patchwork volumes may aptly be described as objects in which domestic feminine handiwork, 17th-century controversies over religious images and an international early modern print culture all meet. This lecture will explore that complex intersection. The event is co-sponsored by the Comini Lecture Series, the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute Fellows Seminar Program and the Gerald J. Ford Research Fellowship.
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