By Mary Gabriel
For 4 and a part a long time, Etta and Claribel Cone roamed artists' studios and paintings galleries in Europe, construction one of many biggest, most vital paintings collections on this planet. At one time, those independently prosperous Jewish ladies from Baltimore got bargains from almost each well-known paintings museum on the planet, all frightened to deal with their hitherto inner most assemblage of contemporary artwork. In 1949, they offered all their holdings to the Baltimore Museum of paintings. In 2002, that assortment was once worth approximately $1 billion, making them of the main philanthropic paintings creditors of our age. but, for advanced purposes, the tale of the Cone sisters hasn't ever been totally or effectively told.
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My stopover at was once a pleasure. . . ” BMA CCol, EC to Fred Cone, July 22, 1933. 29. whilst Etta again to her kinfolk. . . Edward T. Cone interview, Nov. 21, 1992. 30. “Raymond took us to the studio. . . ” BMA CCol, EC to Fred Cone, July 22, 1933. 31. in the course of their stopover at Matisse made it. . . Cone, Edward T. , “The omit Etta Cones,” 455. 32. a bit dejectedly. . . BMA CCol, GS to EC, July 24, 1933. 33. In 1926, Alice clipped Gertrude's. . . Sprigge, Gertrude Stein Her lifestyles, 150-152. 34. yet whereas her recognition as a. . . ibid, 168. 35. All that modified, even if. . . ibid, 174. 36. Leo, who have been operating. . . Yale SteinCol, LS to George Boas, Feb. 20, 1928. 37. . . . referred to as Gertrude's e-book. . . Stein, Leo, Appreciation. . . , 152. 38. . . . and a “stupid brag and common. . . ” Saarinen, The Proud Possessors, 2 hundred. 39. Hemingway by no means forgave her. . . Sprigge, Gertrude Stein Her existence, 199. forty. Georges Braque, Andre Salmon, Tristan. . . ibid, 196-197. forty-one. Etta confirmed no hindrance for Gertrude's. . . Edward T. Cone interview, Nov. 21, 1992. forty two. “Dear Gertrude,” she wrote in answer, “your very style. . . ” Yale SteinCol, EC to GS, Aug. nine, 1933. forty three. Explaining to her kinfolk. . . Cone, Edward T. , “The omit Etta Cones,” 456. Baltimore, 1934 1. “Lent by way of. . . that used to be their identification. . . . ” JHU, George Boas notes. 2. In 1934, a film ticker. . . Gordon, the yank Chronicle, 136. three. that very same yr, Etta received. . . Richardson, B. , Dr. Claribel and omit Etta, 188. four. Her brothers, back involved. . . Edward T. Cone interview. five. Etta's annual source of revenue, in accordance with tax. . . BMA CCol fabrics, tax documents. 6. “Etta obtained simply because she. . . ” Pollack, The creditors, 208-209. 7. whilst conversing. . . from which he usually got here. . . Angela Rosengart interview, June 1993. eight. In fact,. . . The Baltimore Museum for. . . ibid, 14-15. nine. Alfred H. Barr Jr. ,. . . New York's Museum of recent paintings. . . Richardson, B. , Dr. Claribel and pass over Etta, 15. 10. George Boaz. . . “There was once by no means within the minds of. . . ” Cone, Etta, Cone assortment eleven. Alfred Barr Jr. . . . declared the catalog. . . Barr, Matisse His paintings, 224. 12. A Van Gogh nephew stated. . . BMA CCol, Johan Franco to EC, Sept. eleven, 1937. thirteen. The e-book were published. . . Pollack, The creditors, 213-214. 14. In February, 1934, Etta wrote Harcourt Brace. . . Yale SteinCol, EC to Harcourt Brace, Feb. 28, 1934. 15. “Many museum administrators. . . ” Yale SteinCol, EC to GS, April 17, 1934. sixteen. In manhattan, instances sq. pulsed. . . Mellow, Charmed Circle, 382. 17. One newspaperman characterised. . . Rogers, whilst This you spot, 2. 18. “Little Gerty”. . . the “matron saint of Paris. . . ” ibid, 380-381. 20. “My expensive Etta, thank you. . . ” BMA CCol, GS to EC, Oct. 30, 1934. 21. Gertrude and Alice finally. . . Sprigge, Gertrude Stein Her existence, 192. 22. Gertrude and Alice. . . and percentage Christmas Eve. . . Toklas, what's Remembered, 149. 23. For a girls who adhered. . . Edward T. Cone interview, Nov. 21, 1992. Paris, 1938 1. “Meanwhile the bushes have been simply. . . ” Hardy, Tess of the d'Ubervilles, 504. 2. The sisters’ fabric assortment. . . The night solar, Dec. 2, 1949, sixty four. three. a professional from the Detroit. . . EPFL, The Baltimore solar, Nov. 12, 1935. four. a professional from. . . EPFL, The Baltimore solar, Dec.