Mother and Child

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1906

Artist:

Julius Gari Melchers
American, 1860–1932

About this artwork

Inspired by contemporary Dutch painters of the Hague School, Gari Melchers, who settled in Holland after studying in Düsseldorf and Paris, specialized in naturalistic depictions of peasant life, including this sympathetic portrait of a young Dutch woman and her child. Melchers portrayed the pair with vivid intensity, contrasting the woman’s direct gaze with the charming appeal of the baby’s chubby face. In 1906 Melchers exhibited this painting at both the Paris Salon and the Art Institute.

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American Art

Artist

Julius Gari Melchers

Title

Mother and Child

Origin

United States

Date

1906

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed: G. Melchers

Dimensions

63.5 × 54.3 cm (25 × 21 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of James Deering

Reference Number

1925.704

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