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Inscription

lower right: GARI J. MELCHERS. / PARIS. 1882

Provenance

Edward C. [d. 1915] and Mary Emma Griffin [1855-1937] Walker, Willistead Manor, Walkerville, Ontario, and Washington, by 1905;[1] bequest 4 May 1937 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2016 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1882
Salon de la Société des Artistes Français, Paris, 1882, no. 1830.
1882
Salon Triennal d'Anvers, Antwerp, 13 August - early October 1882.
1883
58th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, 2 April - 12 May 1882.
1883
Detroit Art Loan Exhibition, September 1883.
1905
Exhibition of Paintings, Lent from the Private Collection of E. Chandler Walker, Esq., Detroit Museum of Art, April 1905, no. 9.
1918
Paintings by Gari Melchers, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2 February - 3 March 1918, no. 2.
1919
Paintings by Gari Melcher, Art Institute of Chicago, 4 April - 1 May 1919.
1923
Paintings by Gari Melchers, Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 April - 5 May 1923, no. 7.
1930
Exhibition of Paintings by Gari Melchers, Dayton Art Institute, 15 April - 15 May 1930.
1930
Paintings by Gari Melchers, N. A., Thomas J. Mitchell, and Thirty Cleveland Artists, Memorial Art Gallery of Rochester, University of Rochester, March-April 1930, no. 15, repro.
1930
Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings Representative of the Life Work of Gari Melchers, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 2 February - 2 March 1930, no. 31, repro.
1933
Memorial Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Etchings by Gari Melchers, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 October - 3 December 1933, no. 27.
1938
Gari Melchers: A Memorial Exhibition of his Work, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 17 January - 28 February 1938, no. 50, repro.
1976
American Expatriate Painters of the Late-Nineteenth Century, Dayton Art Institute; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 4 December 1976 - 29 May 1977.
1982
The Hague School and Its American Legacy, Federal Reserve Board, Washington; Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, 19 April - August 1982.
1990
Gari Melchers: A Retrospective Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida; Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, Inc., Savannah; National Academy of Design, New York; Detroit Institute of Arts; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 11 March 1990 - 2 June 1991, no. 6, pl. 1 (shown only in Richmond).
Bibliography
1973
Phillips, Dorothy W. A Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Vol. 2: Painters born from 1850 to 1910. Washington, 1973: 41.
2011
Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 308, repro.
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