Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 134 (Sale info: $450.00).
"b. Ohio. Began the study of art in Cincinnati, O., in 1862. first exhibited in the National Academy, 1868. " a painter of great versatility in choice of subjects. He has been criticised for 'painting in the manner of' half a dozen different foreign masters with whom he has been credited as having studied, yet Mr. Witt has never been abroad. He is a close observer of nature, paints what he sees as nearly as possible as he sees it, and generally produces something not only truthful but bright and pleasing." [P. 31; illustration depicts young woman holding fan, seated before a landscape, perhaps on the porch of a house that is not visible to the viewer. Under illustration appears the note: "from National Academy Notes, 1883."]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.