“It can be said with truth that few artists are more faithful to individuality than is Miss Macomber, and her pictures each year furnish fresh evidence of a constant growth in power of allegorical expression and in colorative effects. An exquisite purity of atmosphere pervades each new theme.”
 An Important Exhibition of the Latest Works of Mary L. Macomber, Vose Galleries catalogue, March 3 – 15, 1913.
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Miss Paine demonstrates the clear influence of Rembrandt found in much of Macomber's formal portraiture, particularly in the use of broader brushwork and strong, dramatic lighting.
To collection of S. Morton Vose II, Brookline, Massachusetts
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 8980, 1932
Returned to collection of S. Morton Vose II, and by descent through the family to private collection, New London, New Hampshire
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 28461, September 1986
To private collection, Marietta, Georgia, April 1990, and by descent to private collection, Alpharetta, Georgia
1). (verso of board in pencil) MISS PAINE
2). (verso of frame in pencil) Miss P[aine]
3). (verso of frame in yellow pencil) Macomber
1). Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. 28461
2). SMV / Collection of / S. Morton Vose II / Brookline, Massachusetts / #179 Collection of / S. M. Vose II / Mary L. Macomber / Miss Paine / 10 x 8