Artist John Singleton Copley, American, 1738-1815
Title
  • Elizabeth Pitts
Date ca. 1764
Medium pastel on paper, mounted on wood panel
Dimensions Unframed: 23 3/4 × 18 inches (60.3 × 45.7 cm)
Framed: 30 1/2 × 24 1/4 × 3 inches (77.5 × 61.6 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund
Accession Number 58.359
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
1958-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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