Artist Gari Melchers, American, 1860-1932
Title
  • Head of Thomas Pitts
Date 1889
Medium oil on panel (?)
Dimensions 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)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund
Accession Number 58.363
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed 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.