Payne Limner

Ann Spotswood Payne’s Portrait Returns to the Museum! (The conserved portrait will be unveiled at our September 17th Annual Meeting. The portrait below is how she looked before any restoration and preservation efforts were made.) It’s been almost two years since the portrait of Ann Spotswood Payne left and journeyed to the University of Delaware’s Art Conservation Program at Winterthur. Getting this portrait the attention it needed took some time, however. After several large Virginia museums expressed their inability to accept a conservation project at the time, the James Madison Museum applied for a grant through “Save Our Virginia Artifacts” in early 2015. Through that program, an off

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