Category: Portrait Traditional Art
Posted: May 13, 2021

'Goodie' Payne's daughter!

A Mysterious One!

by Sean T Phelan Interested in this? Contact The Artist

'Goodie' Payne ,a local land-owner, was one of the very few accused Witches to be formally acquitted of all such charges immediately after being put on trial for them in the early years of the eighteenth century around the time of Queen Anne's War. ( The North American phase of the European War of the Austrian Succession ) Although she'd been a widow since before arriving in the colonies in 1690 local gossip had it that she had at least one daughter who never appeared in public and whose name was never mentioned by anyone who claimed to have seen her. After 'Goodie' disappeared several years after her witchcraft trial her 'daughter' was said to have joined in with the forest dwelling Native American people of the Onondaga nation who were said to have held her in high regard. Indeed! She may have been closely related to one of their Sorcerers! I've drawn this portrait of that mysterious woman as she might have looked in her twenties using Graphite Pencils of various grades.
Post Type: Traditional Art
Mixed Media: None ,a portrait in Graphite Pencil
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A Mysterious One! by Sean T Phelan
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