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Vespers

Artist
Gari Melchers, American, 1860–1932
Date
c.1910
Material
Oil on canvas
Made in
Egmond aan den Hoef, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Europe
Depicts
Egmond aan den Hoef, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Europe
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 335
Dimensions
21 1/2 × 22 1/2 in. (54.6 × 57.2 cm)
framed (sight): 32 1/2 × 33 1/2 in. (82.6 × 85.1 cm)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
228:1916
NOTES
The thick layers of paint on this canvas capture the play of light and brilliant hues of stained glass on a church wall. In spite of the roughly painted surface, the attentiveness and piety of the worshippers is clear. The time of day is evident from the unlit candles, the late sunlight streaming through the windows, and the title, Vespers, which refers to an early evening prayer service.
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