Lot 370
American School (19th century), A Pair of Identified Southern Portraits
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), circa 1830, the male portrait with genealogical inscription to canvas verso, the female portrait with later label featuring the address of Eppa Hunton IV of Richmond, Virginia and inscribed with genealogical information, both presented in antique giltwood frames with later gilding.

SS 32 x 26.25 in.; DOA 41.25 x 35.5 in.

From the collection of Mr. & Mrs. Eppa Hunton, V, Richmond, Virginia

This husband-and-wife portrait pair depicts Col. William Winter Payne (1807-1874) and his wife, Minerva West Winston Payne (1811-1882) of Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia. William Winter Payne married Minerva West Winston circa 1825/1826 in Franklin County, Alabama. After serving in Alabama's house of representatives, William was elected as a Democrat to the United States Congress an 1841. Leaving Washington after some six years of public service, he returned to Warrenton, Virginia in 1847, and resumed his agricultural interests. These portraits passed down through their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Winston Payne, and thereby through the family of Eppa Hunton Jr.

Lined; retouch and repairs throughout; adhesive around perimeter of canvas; some loss and wear to frames.

$800 - 1,200