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Marlene Barasch Strauss, art historian
The Cone sisters of Baltimore spent their lives in happy spinsterhood, travelling the world together. Their friends included Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and so many others. Together the Cone sisters built one of the world's preeminent collections of modern art.
Above: Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890). A Pair of Boots, 1887. Oil on canvas; 12 7/8 x 16 1/4 in. (32.7 x 41.3 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.302
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