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About the Artwork

Vespers

1888

Gari Melchers

1860-1932

American

Unknown

Oil on canvas

Unframed: 38 × 28 inches (96.5 × 71.1 cm) Framed: 51 1/2 × 41 3/4 × 5 inches (130.8 × 106 × 12.7 cm)

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American Art before 1950

Gift of the Witenagemote Club

89.74

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Signed and dated, lower right: Gari Melchers 88

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1889, Witenagemote Club

1889-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Published References

Magazine of Art (1900): p. 151.

Bulletin of the DMA 4, 4 (October 1904): p. 2.

Exhibition of Paintings by Michigan Artists. Exh. cat., Detroit Museum of Art. Detroit, 1905, no. 39.

Bulletin of the DMA 10 (April 1906): p. 5.

Handbook of Paintings in the Collection of the Detroit Museum of Art—Supplement. 1907.

Exhibition of Oriental and American Art. Exh. cat., Alumni Memorial Hall, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, 1910, no. 115 (ill.).

Earle, Helen L. Biographical Sketches of American Artists, 3rd ed. East Lansing, 1916, p. 164.

Exh. cat., Washington, D.C., 1918, no. 1921.

Detroit Museum of Art. Catalogues of Paintings, Sculpture, and Contemporary Arts and Crafts. Detroit, 1920, p. 135, no. 209.

Exhibition of Paintings by Gari Melchers. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1927, p. 3.

Exh. cat., Buffalo, NY, 1930, p. 5.

The Detroit Institute of Arts Catalogue of Paintings, 2nd ed. Detroit, 1944, p. 88, no. 340.

Michigan Art Yesterday and Today. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1963, no. 14.

Dreiss, Joseph G. Gari Melchers: His Work in the Belmont Collection. Charlottesville, VA, 1984, pp. xvii, 74 (ill.).

Stott, Annette. “Dutch Utopia.” Smithsonian Studies in American Art XVII (Spring 1989): p. 74 (ill.).

Gari Melchers: A Retrospective Exhibition. Exh. cat., St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. St. Petersberg, 1990, no. 12.

Peck, William. The Detroit Institute of Arts: A Brief History. Detroit, 1991, p. 39 (ill.).

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Credit Line for Reproduction

Gari Melchers, Vespers, 1888, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Witenagemote Club, 89.74.

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