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Description: Sisters of the Brush: Women’s Artistic Culture in Late Nineteenth-Century...
IT WAS WITH THESE WORDS that the sculptor and teacher, known as Mme Léon Bertaux, inaugurated the first sustained attempt by women artists in France to organise themselves collectively. Mme Bertaux’s words have the feeling of a rallying cry, a call to arms. They convey the implicit belief that women’s interests could best be served by collective action. As a union, strong in...
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