Dupre Brushes for Painting Pouch

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  • Dupre Brushes for Painting Pouch
  • Dupre Brushes for Painting Pouch
  • Dupre Brushes for Painting Pouch
  • Dupre Brushes for Painting Pouch
  • Dupre Brushes for Painting Pouch
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Our museum exclusive pouch is perfect to keep all your small stuff organized!

Mary Cassatt was loyal to the merchant Dupré, frequenting the emporium on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore at the corner of rue de Berrie in Paris for her art materials including canvases.  Created exclusively for the exhibition, the pouch reproduces a page of brushes for oil painting from Dupre’s 1909 sales catalog. 

A celebrated member of the French Impressionists, Pennsylvania-born Mary Cassatt challenged the conventional expectations of Philadelphia’s elite. In Paris, Cassatt committed herself to a career as a professional artist and made the social, intellectual, and working lives of modern women a core subject of her prints, paintings, and pastels. Though recognized in her lifetime for her intimate depictions of women and children, Cassatt has yet to be appreciated for her serious engagement with the realities of gender and labor in her portrayal of other traditionally feminine activities, such as embroidery, reading, or making social appearances.

These depictions lie at the heart of Mary Cassatt at Work, which will present over 130 diverse works that follow the artist’s evolving practice and demonstrate her interest in the “serious work” of artmaking. The exhibition will present new findings about the materials she used and her processes—which were advanced for her era—as it coincides with a detailed technical study of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s significant Cassatt holdings.

Mary Cassatt at Work is the first major showing of the artist’s oeuvre since 1998–99. By considering her professionalism, her biography, and the wider Parisian world she inhabited, a richer and more complex picture of Cassatt develops, inviting contemporary conversations about gender, work, and artistic agency.

Please allow for slight print variations as this is a hand screen-printed product. 

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art exclusive
  • Printed locally by Wider Awake exclusively for The Philadelphia of Modern Art
  • Hemp Cotton Blend 
  • Measures 5.5" H x 8" W x 3" D 
  • Reinforced bottom
  • Machine wash in cold water inside out, without bleach, and hang dry.
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