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The Wedding, ca. 1900

  • Gari Melchers, American, 1860-1932

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 45 × 34 inches (114.3 × 86.4 cm)
  • 63 1/4 × 52 1/8 × 6 1/4 inches (160.7 × 132.4 × 15.9 cm)

Gift of Edward Chandler Walker



American Art before 1950

Signed, lower left center: Gari Melchers

Gari Melchers

by 1906, Edward Chandler Walker

1906-present, gift to the Detroit Museum of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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. Hoeber, Arthur. “Gari Melchers.” International Studio 31, 121-124 (1907): p. 18 (ill.). Handbook of Paintings in the Collection of the Detroit Museum of Art—Supplement. 1907, p. 18. Exhibition of Oriental and American Art. Exh. cat., Alumni Memorial Hall, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, 1910, no. 115 (ill.). Bulletin of the DMA 7, 2 (1913): p. 31. Earle, Helen L. Biographical Sketches of American Artists, 3rd ed. East Lansing, 1916, p. 164. Paintings by Gari Melchers. Exh. cat., Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1918, no. 21. Academic Notes. Buffalo, 1923, p. 30. Valentiner, William R. and Clyde H. Burroughs. A Guide to the Collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts of the City of Detroit. 1927, p. 80. Exhibition of Paintings by Gari Melchers. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1927, p. 3. Lewis-Hind, Henriette. Gari Melchers, Painter. New York, 1928 (pl. 36). Exhibition of a Retrospective Collection of Paintings Representative of the Life Work of Gari Melchers, N.A. Exh. cat., Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. Buffalo, NY, 1930, p. 5. American Painting. Exh. cat., University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, 1940, no. 33. Victoriana: An Exhibition of the Arts of the Victorian Era in America. Exh. cat., Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, 1960, p. 193, no. 200 (ill.). Brunk, Thomas W. “A Note on Charles Lang Freer.” Bulletin of the DIA 59, 1 (Spring 1981): pp. 19-20 (ill.). Bulletin of the DIA 59, 1 (1981): pp. 17-21 (ill.). Dreiss, Joseph G. Gari Melchers: His Work in the Belmont Collection. Charlottesville, VA, 1984, pp. 17, 73 (ill.). Gari Melchers: A Retrospective Exhibition. Exh. cat., St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. St. Petersberg, 1990, no. 12.

Gari Melchers, The Wedding, ca. 1900, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Edward Chandler Walker, 06.4.