This woodcut print by Helen Hyde entitled 'The Mirror', depicts an endearing theme of a mother and her infant. The mother holds her baby in front of a mirror, and the baby's reflected smile warms the heart. It has the classic charms of Helen Hyde prints in which the child takes center stage, in a simple activity. This print is numbered 128 in a limited edition, and bears Hyde's seals and signature in pencil, along with the date 1904. There is a no harm water mark/line in the upper margin under the mat. This print's sight size measures 14.5" x 5.25", the frame measures 22" x 9.5". It is in fine 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 prints are highly prized by collectors and considered scarce, if not quite rare.
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