Many aspects of Helen Hyde’s career parallel that of Bertha Lum, whose works are also on view. Both artists lived in Japan (although it seems that they were not acquainted), studied with local masters, created woodcuts in a Japanese manner, and achieved commercial success. Ironically, despite Hyde’s relatively unconventional life as an unmarried professional woman, she favored what were considered typically “feminine” subjects of mothers and children in her art.
Color woodcut on cream, thin, slightly textured laid paper
Other (Folder): 14 1/4 x 19 5/8 in. (36.2 x 49.9 cm)
Sheet: 11 1/16 x 15 3/8 in. (28.1 x 39.1 cm)
Image: 8 3/4 x 10 7/16 in. (22.3 x 26.5 cm) (show scale)
Signed in plate, upper right corner, etched: "HH"/ "[artist's seal of a four leafed clover]"; in plate, lower left corner, in graphite "[illeg]"/ etched: "copyright, 1914, by Helen Hyde."l; in plate, lower right, in graphite: "Helen Hyde".
Inscribed, in plate, upper right corner, etched: "HH"/ "[artist's seal of a four leafed clover]"; in plate, lower left corner, in graphite "[illeg]"/ etched: "copyright, 1914, by Helen Hyde."l; in plate, lower right, in graphite: "Helen Hyde"; lower left corner of sheet, in graphite: "original / White Peacock"; lower right corner of sheet, in graphite: "Helen Hyde / U.S.A. 1863-1919".
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter P. Pessutti
Three Japanese girls stand at lower right beside a blossoming cherry tree staring at a peacock and peahen.
Condition: excellent, some staining in border. Arrived matted.
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Helen Hyde (American, 1868-1919). White Peacock, 1914. Color woodcut on cream, thin, slightly textured laid paper, Other (Folder): 14 1/4 x 19 5/8 in. (36.2 x 49.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter P. Pessutti, 83.244.3 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 83.244.3_PS1.jpg)
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