Artist Gari Melchers, American, 1860-1932
  • Mrs. Samuel Mountfort Pitts
Date 1888
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 34 3/4 × 27 5/8 inches (88.3 × 70.2 cm)
Framed: 49 1/4 × 42 1/4 × 4 3/4 inches (125.1 × 107.3 × 12.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund
Accession Number 58.361
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, upper left: I. Gari. Melchers| Detroit 1888
Inscriptions Inscribed, upper left: I. Gari. Melchers| Detroit 1888
Pitts Family Collection.
Col. Lendall Pitts.
1958-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Goodwin, D. Life and Services of James Pitts and Sons. Chicago, 1881, pp. 37-39.

Gulley, O.S. Chronography of Wayne County. Detroit, 1890.

Obituary. Detroit Journal (December 19, 1896).

Payne, Elizabeth H. Portraits of Eight Generations of the Pitts Family: From the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1959, p. 41, no. 1309 (ill.).

Genre, Portrait, and Still Life Painting in America: The Victorian Era. Exh. cat., Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum. Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1973, p. 15, no. 16 (ill.).

Wayne County Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 163.

Lesko, Diane and Esther Persson, eds. Gari Melchers: A Retrospective Exhibition. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts. St. Petersburg, FL, 1990.