Masterpieces and mysteries, artistic treasures and art historical queries, drawn from the vaults!
This Hyde Collection Art Museum exhibition has incredible artwork on display like: watercolors by Winslow Homer, pastels by Edgar Degas, drawings by Henri Matisse, and a pen and ink sketch by Vincent Van Gogh! These art pieces are so delicate and sensitive to the effects of light, that they can only be put out for display once every few years!
In another part of the exhibition the museum has artwork, acquired by the Hydes, that are no longer thought to be authentic! For example the drawing the Hydes believed to be Leonardo da Vinci’s preparatory sketch for the Mona Lisa remains a scholarly mystery. The Hyde’s Girl with Blue Bow is now cataloged as an authentic Han Van Meegeren, the famous Dutch wartime forger, rather than a Vermeer.