PAYNE, Harriet Ada

1860 - 1900

Born at Edmonton, London in 1860, daughter of Frederic Payne, a manufacturer, and his wife Emma née Ayton, who married at Hackney in 1853. In 1861, a 1 year old living at The Street, Brockdish, Norfolk with her parents, 32 year old Frederic, born Lawshall, Suffolk and 28 year old Emma, and siblings Emma 6, Annie 4, Mary 3 and newly born Frederic with 3 visitors and four house servants. Her father died at Hackney 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. 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, Liverpool. She died in the Godstone district of Surrey in 1900, aged 40, she was unmarried.