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  Dr Claribel & Miss Etta The Cone Collection at the Baltimore Museum
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Author Brenda Richardson
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Claribel Cone (1864-1929), and her sister Etta Cone (1870-1949) were art collectors who amassed one of the most important art collections in the world, the Cone Collection, now housed in the Baltimore Museum of Art. The Cone Collection includes more than 500 works by Henri Matisse, and paintings and sculpture by Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne. Claribel Cone was a physician and pathologist, while Etta Cone was an amateur musician.

Born to Herman and Helen Cone, both German-Jewish immigrants, Claribel (November 14, 1864-September 20, 1929) and younger sister Etta (November 30, 1870-August 31, 1949) moved with the family to Baltimore in 1871.

Upon Etta’s death in 1949, despite overtures by New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Cone Collection was donated to the Baltimore Museum of Art. It contains over 3000 works, 500 of which are by Matisse. The estimated value is one billion dollars.

The Cone sister’s legacy is not one of radical feminism as was Gertrude Stein’s. Claribel and Etta remained unmarried, as did 10% of women during this time period. They traveled extensively within the company of other women as was customary within their social sphere.  However, Claribel’s pursuit of a medical degree was at the forefront of the profession.  And their use of the family’s prosperity to observe and collect art documenting the dynamism of post-World War I Europe was unparalleled among other women.

CONDITION: Very light wear to cover. Overall condition of book is very good. 202 pages, illustrated

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