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James Hazen Hyde (1876–1959)

Object Name: Relief
Date: 1895
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Medium: Patinated bronze; wood
Dimensions: Overall: 20 1/4 × 27 3/4 × 5 in. (51.4 × 70.5 × 12.7 cm)
Description: Bas-relief portrait, dark brown patinated bronze with ebonized wood frame.
Credit Line: Gift of James Hazen Hyde
Object Number: 1949.2
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Marks: Inscribed at proper right side of image: "6th / June / 1876"; inscribed around proper right bottom edge: "Cast by the Henry Bonnard Bronze Co N.Y. 1895"; inscribed at proper left side of image: "J.H. / Hyde"

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The subject was born in New York, the son of Henry Baldwin Hyde and Annie (Fitch) Hyde, and succeeded his father as president of the Equitable Life Assurance Society after serving as vice-president from 1899 to 1905. He was a founder of the Alliance Française in America, received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor from the French government, and was a member of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. He was also a member of The New-York Historical Society.

Exhibitions:

"Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America," New-York Historical Society, September 27, 2013–March 09, 2014; Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL, January 26–April 17, 2016; Driehaus Museum, Chicago, IL, September 8, 2018–January 6, 2019.