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Head of Thomas Pitts, 1889

  • Gari Melchers, American, 1860-1932

Oil on panel (?)

  • Unframed: 10 × 8 1/2 inches (25.4 × 21.6 cm)
  • 17 3/8 × 15 3/8 × 1 3/4 inches (44.1 × 39.1 × 4.4 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund

58.363

Department

American Art before 1950

Signed and dated, upper left: G. Melchers 89

Thomas Pitts. Lendall Pitts. Mrs. Lendall Pitts. 1958-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Goodwin, Daniel, Jr. Memorial to the Life and Services of James Pitts. Chicago, 1886, p. 41. Payne, Elizabeth H. Portraits of Eight Generations of the Pitts Family: From the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Centuries. Detroit, 1959, p. 44 (ill.). Gari Melchers: A Retrospective Exhibition. Exh. cat., St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. St. Petersburg, FL, 1990.

Gari Melchers, Head of Thomas Pitts, 1889, oil on panel (?). Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund, 58.363.