Artist Gari Melchers, American, 1860-1932
  • The Communicant
Date ca. 1900
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 63 1/4 × 43 inches (160.7 × 109.2 cm)
Framed: 80 1/2 × 59 1/8 × 7 1/4 inches (204.5 × 150.2 × 18.4 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Swift
Accession Number 69.527
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W291, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed, upper left: Gari Melchers
Gari Melchers.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Swift family (Middlebury, Vermont, USA);
1969-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
13th Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture by American Artists. Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, 1900, p. 33, no. 164.

121st Annual Exhibition. Exh. cat., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, 1926, p. 38, no. 177 (ill.).

Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by Gari Melchers. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1927, p. 1, no. 12 (pl. 12).

Lewis-Hind, H. Gari Melchers, Painter. New York, 1928, n.p. (ill.).

Catalogue of a Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings Representative of the Life Work of Gari Melchers, N.A. Exh. cat., Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Gallery. Buffalo, 1930, p. 13, no. 27 (ill.).

A Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings by Gari Melchers. Exh. cat., American Academy of Arts and Letters. New York, 1933, p. 18, no. 32 (ill.).

A Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Gari Melchers. Exh. cat., Carnegie Institute. Pittsburgh, 1934, no. 30 (ill.).

Gari Melchers—A Memorial Exhibition of his Work. Exh. cat., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, 1938, p. 29, no. 71.

Dreiss, Joseph G. Gari Melchers: His Works in the Belmont Collection. Charlottesville, VA, 1984, p. 58.