William Payne, Portrait Painter

(fl. c. 1690-1714)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

He followed his profession in Dublin at the end of the seventeenth and beginning of the eighteenth centuries. In the record of the admission to Trinity College in 1715 of his son John Payne (q.v.), he is described as "Pictor." He married in 1697 Jane, daughter of James Standish, of Dublin. In the records of the Corporation of Painter-Stayners and Cutlers there is an entry that in 1704 "Mr. Paine" did a portrait of Mr. Ray which he offered as a gift to the Hall of the Guild. It was declined, but the artist was asked to "draw Mr. Eliphal Dobson's picture for the Guild."

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