Frank Hyde - English Artist
(1849 - 1937)
Hyde Virtual Gallery
Frank Hyde was an English artist
on the island of Capri
when Sargent arrived there in the summer of 1878. It would be through Hyde
that Sargent met the Ana-capri model, Rosina, whom was featured in so many
of John's paintings of that time.
For a lot more on Hyde and the painting
Hyde Virtual Gallery
Subject: Side Bar -- Starting
a website on Hyde
From: David Hyde
I am delighted that you like the
material [on Head of Ana-Capri Girl]. . .
Of course I will be very pleased
to send you [more information on Hyde]. At present I am under a heavy work
load for the next three weeks but after that I will get it organised.
My relation Alan Hyde is very interested
in Frank and to date has done most of the research into what paintings
Frank made. We only have knowledge of about 40 so far. I suggested to Alan
that he make a web site on Frank in order to obtain more information on
him, but somehow this got turned around [and it's in my court] . . .
My only request is, and it is an
important one to us, is that could you please make a reference to the web
site I develop when it is ready - naturally I will make a URL that takes
the reader straight back to you.
If the above is not OK with you,
then you may have an alternative suggestion. Primarily myself and the family
are interested in finding out more about Frank and his paintings in any
My father hardly mentioned Frank
. . . However I find Frank fascinating and wish to know a lot
more about him. It was only two years ago when I randomly put his name
into a search engine that I actually saw a painting by him for the first
time. (Frank was the oldest of 14 children in the family and my father
was the youngest).
Elizabeth is 90 years old and in
hospital at the moment. I will write to her this weekend and see if I can
improve on the sketchy biographical detail that I have at present.
(She lives in England and I met her for the first time, this year). Until
about 1990 Elizabeth was unaware that Frank had any brothers or sisters
. . .
Well enough for now,
I can do better than that.
I could easily and quickly set it up for you and if you send me the text
and images you want to use I’d give you the “keys” (access code)
to the site and you can do what ever you want with it, as far as linking
to it – heck – that is my intention and wouldn’t do it otherwise. I would
probably just use my format I use here – it may not look pretty but I find
it to be very functional.
As to deadlines, don’t worry about
it – this is a marathon and not a sprint, if you are interested in me starting
this for you, I’ll look for your information within the next 6 months or
so – or when ever you get around to it.
Special thanks to David & Myrna
of the JSS Gallery.