Museum logo
Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Catalog Number xxxx.054.18
Type of Object Print
Collection Helen Hyde Print Collection
Principal Artist Hyde, Helen
Title Butterflies
Date 1908
Description Color woodcut with artist's monogram and signature. Identification on back of frame reads, "15 Butterflies $5.00."
Notes Helen Hyde (1868-1919) is an important American printmaker, known for her depictions of families, landscapes, and domestic scenes in Japan and Mexico.

This work is part of the GFWC Headquarters exhibit "'Noble and Beautiful Things:' GFWC's Traveling Art Galleries." In 1906, the GFWC Art Committee assembled a traveling art gallery of paintings and etchings loaned by well-known American artists and art collectors. The committee hoped that "a greater knowledge of noble and beautiful things" would result in "higher ideals for mankind." These traveling exhibits continued into the 1920s; the 1922-1924 Art Department program handbook describes "two delightful sets of Wood Block Prints, Helen Hyde's and Gustav (sic) Baumann's," examples of which are retained in the GFWC collections.
Source (FIC) Found in Collection