From July 10 until October 2, The Hyde Collection is presenting their Rembrandts in two seperate exhibitions: ‘The Hydes & Rembrandt’ and ‘Dürer & Rembrandt: Master Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance Kelly’
‘The Hydes and Rembrandt’ follows the Hydes’ quest to secure a painting by the Dutch Master. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many American art collectors fervently desired to acquire a work by Rembrandt. Charlotte and Louis Hyde were among them. In ‘The Hydes & Rembrandt’ exhibition, the Hyde Collection will show materials from their archive, including correspondence with their adviser Willem Valentiner. The exhibition also include photographs and documents that shed light on their pursuit of purchasing a real Rembrandt.
The second exhibition with a focus on Rembrandt is ‘Dürer & Rembrandt: Master Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance Kelly’. This exposition will feature a selection of superb engravings and woodcuts by the German printmaker, Albrecht Dürer, and exceptional etchings by the Dutch Master, Rembrandt van Rijn, along with the printed works of their contemporaries including Lucas van Leyden, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Hendrik Goudt, Hendrik Goltzius, Adriaen van Ostade, and Jan Muller. Dr. Dorrance Kelly has assembled one of the most distinguished private collections of prints in the country. The exhibition will feature more than 70 works from his collection. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for visitors to observe both the religious and secular works of these great masters while considering the historical contexts, religious backgrounds, and aesthetic approaches of each of the artists.