In 1902, the Hydes arrived in Santa Barbara. Here, they found a burgeoning arts and crafts colony. Hyde became good friends with Charles F. Eaton, whose Montecito estate, Riso Rivo, included a crafts workshop of note and who sponsored other artists in the movement...Hyde’s special interest was the revival of the medieval art of book illumination. Hyde produced one-of-a-kind volumes with pages of parchment, written in beautiful Gothic calligraphy and illustrated in luminescent colors. Very good. Item #12931
Circa 1904. 16.5" x 20". Medieval style hand-illuminated illustration of a queen in her garden with verse from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. On vellum. Signed. Framed. Quite scarce.