PAYNE, Harriet Ada

1860 - 1900

Harriet Ada Payne was born at Edmonton, London in 1860, daughter of Frederic Payne (1829-8 July 1864), a manufacturer, and his wife Emma née Ayton (8 December 1832-13 February 1919), who married at Abney Chapel, Stoke Newington on 10 December 1853. In 1861, Harriet was a 1-year-old, living at The Street, Brockdish, Norfolk with her parents, 32-year-old Frederic, born at Lawshall, Suffolk and 28-year-old Emma, and siblings Emma 6, Annie 4, Mary 3 and newly born Frederic with three visitors and four house servants. Her father died at 1 Grove Villas, Brooksby's Walk, Homerton, Middlesex in 1864 and in 1871 his 38-year-old widow Emma, was living at 29 Isledon Road, Islington with her children but by 1881 they had moved to 39 Harthams Road, West Holloway, Islington, where 21-year-old Harriet was an art scholar, living with her mother and four siblings. Harriet studied at the Royal Female School of Art in Queen's Square and won a National Gilchrist Scholarship in 1879. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1884-1886 exhibiting from 39 Harthams Road, West Holloway in 1884, two oils 'The Close of a Grey Day' and 'By the Banks of the Colne' which seem to be her only exhibits, she also exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists from 43 Queens' Square, Bloomsbury in 1881, 'A Sussex Farmhouse' and from Hartham Road in 1884 'Noonday Shade' and the following year 'Poppies' she also showed at The Society of Women Artists and at the Walker Art Gallery. Harriet Ada Payne died at Glen View, Warlingham, Surrey on 18 May 1900, aged 40, she was unmarried.

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