National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Out of State
Portrait #1902
Martha Vesta Payne
Subject/Title: Payne, Martha Vesta
Artist:Ward, Nina Belle
Date Created: 1909
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:35 x 41
Image Dimensions:30 x 36
Materials/Media:Oil on Canvas
Date Documented:28 October 2014
Condition: Good

Description: Portrait of Martha Vesta Payne (1842-1924), mother of the artist and wife of James Pegram Ward (1837-1894). She is seated in a wooden chair with a shawl around her shoulders and drapped over the arm of the chair. She is wearing a large black hat, high necked black dress with shear lace around the bodice.
History:

The subject of the painting, Martha Vesta Payne (1842-1924), mother of the artist and wife of James Pegram Ward (1837-1894), moved with her children Alexander Pitzer Ward (1879-1954 and Nina Belle Ward (1885-1944) to 404 Cedar, Chattanooga, Tennessee after the death of her husband in 1894 where she lived until 1922 when she moved to Kalamazoo to live with her daughter Nina.

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