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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Visiting The Hyde Museum in Glens Falls, New York

Rainy days are opportunities to explore...

Friends Carol & John
took Eric & me to the
Hyde Museum in
Glens Falls.

Glens Falls' lumber, paper making, silver and gold refining industries created a wealthy community with many interests. Charlotte Pruyn Hyde and her husband, Louis Fiske Hyde enjoyed collecting art and welcoming Glens Falls residents to their estate for cultural events.

Thoughtful collecting and Charlotte's determination to leave an artful legacy led to the establishment of the Hyde Museum, which is the artistic jewel of Glens Falls, and the North Country.

The first exhibit we visited is artwork inspired created by Americans after their European visits.

Winslow Homer looked to his
when he etched Mending the
Tears in 1888.

Homer's visit to Paris in 1866
is seen in this woodcut, Art

I spend a lot of time examining
1888 - 1889.

I admired Allies Day 1917 in The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, just last month.

The Bieber Display is a thoughtful exhibit of art created with photography.

Lorna Bieber copies sections of
photos, highlights aspects &
enhances portions of photos
to create something new.

Lorna Bieber was a fellow at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, a short drive south from Glens Falls, in 2000.

Eric & I look down on the
enclosed courtyard in
Charlotte & Louis' home.

We agree that this courtyard 
is the perfect place for wine,
cheese & a relaxing game
of Chess.  
The Hyde Collection continues in the hallway of the their home.

The Dance of Salome by Matteo
di Giovanni was painted around

 (I am standing next to a 537 year old painting!)

A home is an intimate
setting for artwork.

The Portrait of the Doge Petrus
Lando was painted in the style
of Titinian in 1545.

Angel of the Annunciation
by Sano di Pietro was
painted around 1450.

Head of a Moor was painted
in 1620.

This wool tapestry,
Triumph of Love,
was woven in the
late 15th or early
16th century.

Madonna & Child with
Angels was carved in the
19th century in the style

Annunciation by Sandro
Botticelli was painted in
the 1490s.

Madonna with Two Saints
was painted in the style of
Pietro Perugino in 1494.

was painted by Rembrandt
van Rijn in the mid 1650s.

The Oyster Meal, after
painted in 1680.

This portrait of Count d'Angouleme,
attributed to Corneille de Lyon,
was painted in 1560.

Coco was painted in 1905

I have admired Renoir's works at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Edgar Degas drew
Dancer with Red
Stockings around

I marveled at Before the Ballet at the National Gallery of Art last month.

Seated Nude was sketched
by Henri Matisse in 1919.

I spent time admiring Matisse's Dancer Resting at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio.

I love the decorative lamps
on the library's table.

The Hyde Museum has a complete listing of Charlotte and Louis' extensive book collection.

sculpted by Edgar Degas
 in 1865 - 1868.

This is surprise...  I knew Degas sculpted Little Dancer, but not animals.  

I admire the fireplace in
the beam-ceiling 
dining room.

The Valley of the Meuse with
Apollo & Daphne was painted
by Hans Bol in 1578.

This medallion portrait of Carl 
von Linnaeus was crafted by
Josiah Wedgwood in late
late 18th, early 19th century.

painted by Pablo Picasso
 in 1905.

Eric and I saw Picasso's later works at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

We loved exploring the
Hyde's Collection.

Thank you, Carol & John,
for introducing us to
The Hyde Museum!

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