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'Day Dreams' Watercolor

This original watercolor by Helen Hyde came to be known as 'Day Dreams'.  It depicts an endearing theme of a mother and her child.  They appear to be in a Pine grove, the mother guiding her little girl's hands, teaching her how to handle the toy bunny on a string.  This watercolor is one of a number of the varying designs that Hyde produced for the final woodblock image for the 'Day Dreams' woodblock print.  She was known to paint different patterns on the clothing of her subjects in her watercolors and her etchings.  This watercolor bears a Japanese seal, which we believe translates to 'Daydreams'.  The seal box in the woodblock print version bears 'HH' Helen Hyde's initials.  This watercolor measures 11.5" in diameter, matted in a circular ivory mat, and is framed in a square black frame measuring 18.5".   This watercolor is in original condition. Helen Hyde traveled to Europe and China, and in 1899, she arrived in Japan to begin training with master artist Tomonobu Kano.  Hyde's watercolors are considered quite rare.   P40520       $695.00

Helen Hyde (1868-1919) American, Lima, NY 'Day Dreams' Watercolor

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