July 13, 2024

Monumental “In Holland” Painting Returns to Belmont

After logging thousands of miles while traveling with “Dutch Utopia,” Gari Melchers’ iconic painting is once again hanging in the Studio.
  
In Holland is no stranger to travel, however.  This much-loved painting was originally exhibited at the 1887 Paris Salon where its monumental scale guaranteed notice. Since 1887, no fewer than ten exhibitions have included this work in cities as diverse as Boston, Munich, Berlin, Brussels, and Pittsburgh.     
  
Featuring two Egmond farm women working in the dunes, the painting was significantly altered by Melchers at a later date making it more decorative with a brighter color scheme.
  
In Holland remains a visitor favorite and was missed by many during its absence. 
  
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About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.