This woodblock print by Helen Hyde is entitled 'The Secret', also referred to as 'Secrets'.  It depicts a mother with her baby.  She is whispering to her child in a very sweet and loving embrace.  Hyde was often quoted as saying that her prints were her children, and this print speaks to the heart of her love of children in prints, its warms the heart to gaze upon these enchanting images.  The print is marked "Copyright 1909 by Helen Hyde" printed within the lower right of the image.  It is one of just a couple of oval prints in her body of work, the other is 'Baby Talk', a very large oval print.  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.   This print's sight size is 9" high by 5.5" wide in an oval format, matted in black.  The frame measures 12" high by 8" wide.  It is a period frame with fine hand-tooling.  This print is on heavy Japanese paper and is trimmed to its black oval border.  It has overall generalized toning and fading.  US Insured Shipping is $30.00  P9046    

Helen Hyde (1868-1919) American, Lima, NY 'The Secret' d1909

$495.00Price