Madonna of the Rappahannock (Primary Title)

Gari Melchers, American, 1860 - 1932 (Artist)

1923
American
Oil on canvas
Unframed: 40 × 37 1/2 in. (101.6 × 95.25 cm)
Framed: 71 × 52 in. (180.34 × 132.08 cm)
30.1.2
Not on view
Signed on railing at left: "Gari Melchers".
Signed and dated on print verso on railing at left: "Gari Melchers 1923".
Gift of John Barton Payne
75th Anniversary Statewide Exhibition, "Goya" Section, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Norfolk, Va., January 7 - March 30, 2011; William King Regional Art Center, Abingdon, Va., March 31 - July 13, 2011; Museum of Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Va., July 14 - October 5, 2011; Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College, Va., October 6 - December 16, 2011; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (temporarily stored in SPR), December 16, 2011 - January 5, 2012; and Radford University, Radford, Va., January 6 - March 11, 2012

Winter Spotlight Exhibition, Gari Melchers Home and Studio -- Belmont, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va., March 1 - May 31, 2010

Gari Melchers: A Retrospective Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, March 10 - May 6, 1990; Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA, June 9 - August 5, 1990; National Academy of Design, NY, September 8 - November 4, 1990; Detroit Institute of Arts, December 8, 1990 - February 17, 1991; and The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va., April 7 - June 1, 1991

Melchers Retrospective, Belmont, Fredericksburg, Va., October 8 - November 15, 1977

Memorial Exhibition of the Work of Gari Melchers, Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, PA, January 11 - February 18, 1934
McCullough, Hollis Koons, ed. Collection Highlights, Telfair Museum of Art. Savannah, GA: Telfair Museum of Art, 2005. (No. 33, p. 136, illus.).

Curry, David Park. “What’s in a Frame,” in Eli Wilner, ed. The Gilded Edge in America. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2000. (p. 138).

Yakutchik, Mary Alice. “An Artist’s Retreat,” Mid-Atlantic Country XVII, no. 1 (Jan. 1996): (illus. p.34).

Lesko, Diane and Ester Persson, Eds. Gary Melchers: A Retrospective Exhibition. St. Petersburg, FL: Museum of Fine Arts, 1990. Exhibition catalog. (No. 53, p. 228, illus.).

Reid, Richard S. “Gari Melchers: An American Artist in Virginia,” Virginia Cavalcade, vol. 28, no. 4 (Spring 1979): 154-171. (illus. p. 157).

The Black Swan, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1930, ill. p. 10.
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