Susanna Paine

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Susanna Paine (1792–1862) was an American artist in New England in the 19th century. She was born in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, in 1792 to James Paine and Mary Chaffee; her grandfather was Baptist minister Jonathan Chaffee.[1] Paine worked as an artist in Maine (ca.1826-1831),[2] Rhode Island (ca.1836-1862),[3][4] and Massachusetts. Examples of her artwork are held by the Cape Ann Museum,[5] Maine State Museum,[6] and Rhode Island Historical Society.[7]


Portraits by S. Paine


  1. ^ The Chaffee genealogy, embracing the Chafe, Chafy, Chafie, Chafey, Chafee, Chaphe, Chaffie, Chaffey, Chaffe, Chaffee descendants of Thomas Chaffe, of Hingham, Hull, Rehoboth and Swansea, Massachusetts: also certain lineages from families in the United States, Canada and England, not descended from Thomas Chaffe, 1635-1909. NY: Grafton press, 1909
  2. ^ Joseph Conforti. Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England. NH: University Press of New England, 2007
  3. ^ Publications of the Rhode Island Historical Society, v.3, no.2, July 1895
  4. ^ Rhode Island Register, for the year 1856
  5. ^ Cape Ann Museum: American Art and Artists, accessed December 17, 2011
  6. ^ Maine Historical Society: Sarah Gilbert, Portland, 1829, accessed December 17, 2011
  7. ^ Smithsonian. National Portrait Gallery. Catalog of American Portraits. "Susannah Paine." Retrieved 2011-12-14

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