Back

Barbara Broughel: Requiem Portraits

September 9, 2023
- October 14, 2023

WORKS IN EXHIBITION

Mary Parker
1991
Steel fork, wooden handle, and linen collar

65 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 3 inches (166.4 x 13.3 x 7.6 cm)
Parker was convicted in Andover, Massachusetts, 1692, of “practicing the black arts.”
(Inventory #35866)

Goody Ayers
1991
Steel hayrake with wooden handle, and hand-crocheted and Carrickmarcross lace

45 x 9 x 6.5 inches (114.3 x 22.9 x 16.5 cm)
Ayers was convicted in Hartford, Connecticut, 1662, of “offering lace to an accusing child.”
(Inventory #35851)

Mary Osgood
1991
Wrought steel with steel wire

Each: 17 x 17 x 1 inches (43.2 x 43.2 x 2.5 cm)
Installed dimensions variable
Osgood was convicted in Salem Village, Massachusetts, 1692, of “being possessed by Satan.”
(Inventory #35864)

Exhibition View
Brigid Bishop
1991
Turned wood spindle, wrought steel snake, manila fiber brush, velvet and fur cape and purse, and wrought steel hook

28 1/2 x 33 x 3 inches (72.4 x 83.8 x 7.6 cm)
Bishop was convicted in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692 of “healing smallpox and having power over the imaginations of men.”
(Inventory #35853)

Alice Young
1991
Wrought steel snake with ring

34 x 3 x 1 inches (87.6 x 7.6 x 2.5 cm)
Young was convicted in Windsor, Connecticut, 1647, of “appearing in the form of a black snake and aiding in the Devil’s work.”
(Inventory #35874)

Mary Johnson
1991
Wood and cotton rope mop, wrought steel spiked mop ring and wire, steel spines, and nail

65 x 8 x 5 inches (165.1 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm)
Johnson was convicted in Wethersfield, Connecticut, 1648, of “being discontented with her chores.”
(Inventory #35860)

Exhibition View
Margaret Scott
1991
Wood and feather duster, bird's head, linen collar with berries, and wrought steel pin

18 x 10 1/2 x 8 inches (45.7 x 26.7 x 20.3 cm)
Scott was convicted in Rowley, Massachusetts, 1662, of “having her apparition choke the Devil’s victims.”
(Inventory #35870)

Mary Barnes
1991
Wooden mallet, steel nails, and wrought steel ring

10 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (27.3 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm)
Barnes was convicted in Farmington, Connecticut, 1663, of “engaging in the Devil’s work.”
(Inventory #35852)

Sarah Dashton
1991
Wrought and riveted steel

47 3/4 x 13 1/2 x 10 inches (121.3 x 34.3 x 25.4 cm)
Dashton was convicted in Boston, Massachusetts, 1692, of “being a haggard burden and ignoramous.”
(Inventory #35855)

Exhibition View
Margaret Jones
1991
Wood and heather broom with hand-wrought coiled snake and steel pin

59 x 11 x 5 1/2 inches (149.9 x 27.9 x 14 cm)
Jones was convicted in Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1648, of “practicing the healing arts.”
(Inventory #35861)

George Jacobs
1991
Wood cane with wrought steel pins

40 x 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (101.6 x 16.5 x 8.9 cm)
Jacobs was convicted in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692, of “having three teats insensible to pain and a cane which walked unaided.”
(Inventory #35859)

John Proctor
1991
Forged steel, fork, riveted bird's eye maple wood, and linen collar

65 1/2 x 1 x 1 inches (166.4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm)
Proctor was convicted in Salem Village, Massachusetts, 1692, of “having his apparition threaten to run hot tines down his accusors’ throats.”
(Inventory #35868)

Exhibition View
Elizabeth Proctor
1991
Wrought steel cross, wire, and linen apron

17 1/2 x 7 1/2 x Variable inches (44.5 x 19.1 cm)
Proctor was convicted in Salem Village, Massachusetts, 1692, of “spawning the Devil’s children and doing the Devil’s work.”
(Inventory #35867)

Ann Pudeater
1991
Carved and branded wood hayfork

56 x 9 1/2 x 4 inches (142.2 x 24.1 x 10.2 cm)
Pudeater was convicted in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692, of “healing smallpox.”
(Inventory #35869)

Elizabeth Knapp
1991
Wood twig with cotton slip

34 x 14 x 5 1/2 inches (86.4 x 35.6 x 14 cm)
Knapp was convicted of “having an apparent teat in her secret parts.”
(Inventory #35862)