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Gari Melchers
1860-1932
PORTRAIT OF MRS. H (MRS. GEORGE HITCHCOCK)
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 932,000 USD
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Gari Melchers
1860-1932
PORTRAIT OF MRS. H (MRS. GEORGE HITCHCOCK)
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 932,000 USD
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American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture
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Gari Melchers
1860-1932
PORTRAIT OF MRS. H (MRS. GEORGE HITCHCOCK)
signed Gari Melchers, u.r.
oil on canvas
35 1/2 by 21 3/4 in.
(90.2 by 55.2 cm)
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Provenance

Henriette Hitchcock (later Henriette Lewis-Hind), London, England
Mr. Doward, England (possibly C.G. Doward)
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1957
Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton, Detroit, Michigan, 1957 (sold: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, October 18, 1972, lot 27, illustrated)
Acquired at the above sale

Exhibited

Berlin, Germany, Berlin Exposition, 17th Annual Exhibition, 1889, no. 265
Chicago, Illinois, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, no. 717, p. 28
Berlin, Germany, Grosse Berliner Kunst-Ausstellung, 1895, no. 1135, p. 61 (as Die Stickerin)
Berlin, Germany, Grosse Berliner Kunst-Ausstellung, May-September 1900, no. 853 (as Die Stickerin)
Detroit, Michigan, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Gari Melchers: A Centenary Exhibition, February-March 1960, no. 6, illustrated on the cover
Detroit, Michigan, The Detroit Institute of Arts, American Paintings and Drawings from Michigan Collections, April-May 1962, no. 108, p. 8, illustrated p. 22
Flint, Michigan, Flint Institute of Arts, American Painting: 1860-1960, March 1961
Toronto, Canada, Art Gallery of Toronto; Winnipeg, Canada, Winnipeg Art Gallery; Vancouver, Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, American Painting: 1865-1905, January-June 1961, no. 49, p. 54 (as Portrait of a Woman)
New York, Graham Gallery, Gari Melchers: 1860-1932, American Painter, September-October 1978, no. 17, p. 26
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Drawings, Watercolors and Prints, May-August 11, 1980
Fort Worth, Texas, Amon Carter Museum, American Paintings, Watercolors, and Drawings from the Collection of Rita and Daniel Fraad, May-July 1985, no. 11, pp. 24-26, illustrated in color p. 25
Washington, D.C., National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery,  Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair, April-August 1993, p. 145, illustrated in color

Literature

The artist's notebook (as Mrs. Hitchcock Strickerin)
Ludwig Wutsch, "The Great Art Exhibition," Vossische Zeitung, Berlin, circa 1900
Janice C. Oresman, "Gari Melchers' Portrait of Mrs. George Hitchcock," Archives of American Art Journal, 1980, p. 19, illustrated p. 24
Lois Dinnerstein, "The Industrious Housewife: Some Images of Labor in American Art," Arts Magazine, April 1981, pp. 109-119, illustrated p. 114
Joseph G. Dreiss, Gari Melchers: His Works in the Belmont Collection, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1984, p. 187
Sarah Booth Conroy, "Beauties and Biases: Works from the 1893 World's Fair," The Washington Post, April 17, 1993, pp. C1-2

Catalogue Note

This painting will be included in Joanna Catron's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work.

American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture
including Property from the Collection of Rita and Daniel Fraad

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New York