Not signed. Typed label on back of frame: Sarah Porter Paine / Born 5/22/1768. Died 5/31/1851 / Married Judge Elijah Paine on June 7, 1790
Leah Lipton, A Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits, Washington, D.C.: The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 1985, p. 172.
Charles Paine (1830-1906); at his death to his son Francis Brinley Hebard Paine; to his widow, Mrs. F.B.H. Paine; given to her daughter, Margaret W. M. Paine about 1921; Mrs. Albert Gallatin Lainer of New York; Mr. and Mrs. Wurts, 33 Parkview Terrace, Huntington, Long Island in 1967; by the early 1970's owned by Margaret R. Rawson, Lincoln Street, Paris Hill, Maine, from whose estate it was acquired by R. Jorgensen Antiques of Wells, Maine; purchased in 1973 by Arthur D. and Margaret Hittner; given to present collection, 1997.
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