Theodore Roosevelt’s Portrait by Gari Melchers

Gari Melchers, Portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt, 1908, Freer Gallery of Art An article that appears in the most recent issue of the White House History Quarterly takes a deep dive into 1909 when Charles Lang Freer commissioned American artist G …

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“Spotlight” on a Melchers Masterpiece

Long before the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. finally closed its doors in 2014 it was already divesting itself of paintings. One important example which had come to them through the renowned collector Duncan Phillips was The Smithy, painted around 1898 by Gari Melchers.

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Souvenir of the Fair

Back in 2014 I wrote about all the images in our collection that pictured Gari Melchers and the artists who created them. The identity of one in particular, who sketched a funny caricature of a dapper Gari Melchers, remained elusive until today, when I …

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Puzzler of a Painting No More!

Dutch Bachelor at His Breakfast I’m delighted to provide an update to my earlier post Another Conundrum of Connoisseurship! regarding a painting, Dutch Bachelor at His Breakfast, sent to me for inspection this past June.  An art collector sent me a wat …

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Gari Melchers: Left or Right Handed?

Very often visitors to Belmont will see the many Gari Melchers self-portraits and paintings of him by other artists, as well as historical photographs, and ask us whether he painted with his left or right hand. For many artists of earlier generations, …

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Another Conundrum of Connoisseurship!

UPDATE:  “Puzzler of a Painting no More” Recently a gentleman from the Netherlands asked me to look at an untitled watercolor he purchased from a gallery in Maine.  Clearly the subject of the painting is Dutch.  In a humble kitchen interior a costumed …

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Group Tours & So Much More!

Can you think of a better way to enjoy time with friends than with a tour of Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont? Often described as a hidden gem, our site has something for everyone ─ antiques, art, history, gardens, and a beautiful museum shop. …

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Tulips, Mimosas, & the Bride-to-Be

The coral, white, and gold themed bridal shower held recently in the pavilion reminded everyone that spring is officially here! The florist (also the maid of honor) laid tulips on each guest’s table setting to go along with the spring theme. The bride- …

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Gari Melchers Exhibition Opening in Fairfield, Conn.

Carey Mack Weber, Curator of the Exhibition of the Bellarmine Museum of Art, gives us an introduction to their new Gari Melchers exhibition.

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Let’s Face It! Remembering Gari Melchers

Hang around artists long enough and you’re bound to have your portrait painted. That explains why there are so many portraits of Gari Melchers by his friends in the collection at Belmont. When an early portrait of Gari Melchers recently surfaced, I got …

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