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Thursday, Aug 16, 2012

Works from The Hyde Loaned to Museums Throughout the U.S.

Beginning in September 2012, The Hyde Collection will lend works of art to three American exhibitions in the cities of Philadelphia, Denver, and Newark.

imageForebodings (1881), a watercolor by one of America’s best-known artists, Winslow Homer (1836-1910), will be part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and ‘The Life Line’. The Hyde’s watercolor provides a link between Philadelphia’s dramatic image of an American rescue at sea painted in 1884 and Homer’s earlier work created at Cullercoats on the north coast of England in 1881-82. The aptly titled Forebodings, captures the anxious mood of two fishermen’s wives standing on a wind-driven shore, looking across the vastness of a stormy sea to distantly silhouetted fishing vessels. The exhibition will be on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from September 16 - December 16, 2012.

imageIn Colorado, at the Denver Art Museum, The Hyde Collection’s drawing by Vincent van Gogh entitled The Orchard with Arles in the Background will be shown in the exhibition Becoming Van Gogh. The exhibition traces the evolution of the artist’s mature style. The Hyde’s pen and ink landscape demonstrates a key element in this process, as Van Gogh mastered the subject of a walled orchard in Arles during this critical period in his career. It is one of a series of works representing this scene including a painting from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that will also be featured in the Denver exhibition. Becoming Van Gogh will be on view at the Denver Art Museum from October 20, 2012 - January 20, 2013.

A sculpture by John Rogers (1829-1904), The School Examination, will be on loan to the Newark Museum for the exhibition Angels and Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th- Century American Art. This is the first in-depth examination of nineteenth-century depictions of girlhood in paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs. The exhibition will explore the myriad ways that American artists participated in the artistic and social construction of girlhood throughout the 1800s. The exhibition will open in Newark, New Jersey and be on view from September 11, 2012 - January 7, 2013, then travel to the Brooks Museum in Memphis, Tennessee from February 16 - May 12, 2013, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas from June 28 through January 20, 2013.

Winslow Homer, American, 1836-1910, Forebodings, 1881, watercolor on wove paper, Bequest of Charlotte Pruyn Hyde, 1971.69

Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, 1853-1890, The Orchard with Arles in the Background, April 1888, Pen, ink and graphite on paper, Bequest of Charlotte Pruyn Hyde, 1971.81


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