Ralph Hyde (25 March 1939 – 5 June 2015) was a curator of graphic arts at the Guildhall Library in London, a pre-eminent historian and writer on the subject of Panoramic painting. On his retirement he lived for a time in France but returned to London to continue as an active scholar in the field. In addition to having curated the Panoramania exhibition at the Barbican, he co-authored with Felix Barker the richly illustrated book London As It Might Have Been, which illustrates numerous planned, but never built, fanciful structures in London. He was a member of the International Panorama Council, and at the time of his death was compiling a Dictionary of Panoramists.
|Born||25 March 1939|
Uxbridge, West London, England
|Died||5 June 2015(aged 76)|
- "Ralph Hyde, curator - obituary". Telegraph.co.uk. 9 July 2015.
- The Panorama: History of a Mass Medium (book review). Technology and Culture: 40.4 (1999), pp. 900-901
- London as it Might Have Been. Written with Felix Barker. London: John Murray, 1984
- Panoramania! The Art and Entertainment of the All-Embracing View. Introduction by Scott B. Wilcox. London Trefoil Publications in association with the Barbican Art Gallery, 1988
- Myrioramas, Endless Landscapes: The Story of a Craze, Print Quarterly, December 2004, XXI
- Paper Peepshows: The Jacqueline & Jonathan Gestetner Collection. London: Antique Collectors' Club, 2015
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