Artist John Mix Stanley
American, 1814-1872
Title
  • Samuel Mountfort Pitts
Date 1869
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 48 1/8 × 36 inches (122.2 × 91.4 cm)
Framed: 61 3/8 × 49 3/8 × 3 inches (155.9 × 125.4 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund
Accession Number 58.364
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, lower right: Stanley 1869
descended in the Pitts Family;
1958, Mrs. Lendall Pitts (Detroit, Michigan, USA).
1958-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Blume. Transactions of the Supreme Court of Michigan, 1825-1836, Vol. 1, p. 42.

Detroit Free Press (April 29, 1868).

New York Independent (May 14, 1868).

Goodwin, D. Life and Services of James Pitts. Chicago, 1881, pp. 37-39.

Goodwin, D. The Dearborns. Chicago, 1884, p. 22.

Detroit News-Tribune (October 29, 1893).

ID (November 17, 1895).

Walker Scrap Book. Burton Historical Collection, Vol. 2, p. 19.

Burton, C.M., ed. The City of Detroit, Vol. 2, 1701-1922, p. 1258.

Eight Generations of the Pitts Family. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1959, pp. 38-39 (ill.).

“Pitts Family Portraits of the 18th Century.” Antiques (January 1960): pp. 87-89.