636 (Breeskin 676)
Augusta's Daughter and a Friend Seated near a River Bank
Alternate title(s): Deux fillettes au bord d'une rivière; Two Girls near a River Bank; Two Girls Seated; Two Little Girls Seated near a River Bank
c. 1910
Watercolor and pencil on paper
19 1/4 x 13 3/8 in. (48.9 x 33.97 cm)
Inscribed lower right: "Collection de Mathilde X" stamp
The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland BMA 1950.194

provenance / ownership history
Mathilde Valet
to "Mathilde X" sale, Galerie A.-M. Reitlinger, Paris, May 19--June 30, 1931, #53, ill., as Deux fillettes au bord d'une rivière
Etta Cone, Baltimore, Maryland, by 1936
to the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, 1950

exhibition history
1936 Baltimore Museum: #8, as Two Little Girls Seated near a River Bank, lent by Etta Cone
1941--42 Baltimore Museum: #65, as Two Girls Seated, lent by Etta Cone
1949 Baltimore Museum: h.c.
1962 Baltimore Museum: #113, as Two Girls near a River Bank
1962 Huntington Galleries: #1, as Two Girls near a River Bank
1965 Pennsylvania Academy: #33, as Two Girls near a Riverbank, lent by the Baltimore Museum of Art
1983 Baltimore Museum: no #; no further information
1995--97 Baltimore Museum: no #; no further information
2003 Baltimore Museum: no #, as Augusta's Daughter and a Friend Seated near a River Bank

published references
Baltimore 1967: p. 65, as Two Girls near a River Bank
Spassky 1985: p. 653, as "Augusta"

commentary

Baltimore-born Claribel Cone (1864–1929) and her sister Etta Cone (1870–1949) assembled one of the great modern art collections. Two of the thirteen children of Jewish immigrants Herman and Helen Cone, who gained wealth in the grocery and textile industries, Claribel and Etta eventually acquired approximately 3,000 works of art, leaving the majority of their collection to the Baltimore Museum of Art. Friends of Gertrude and Leo Stein, the Cone sisters influenced the history of modern art by supporting the early careers of a number of artists, including Henri Matisse. Claribel, who received a medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University, taught pathology, and Etta, an amateur musician, managed the family household.

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