Head of Thomas Pitts

Gari Melchers American, 1860-1932
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About the Artwork

Head of Thomas Pitts

1889

Gari Melchers

1860-1932

American

Unknown

Oil on panel (?)

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

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American Art before 1950

Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund

58.363

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Signed and dated, upper left: G. Melchers 89

Provenance

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

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Published References

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.

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

Head of Thomas Pitts
Head of Thomas Pitts